ITMO scientists created perovskite nanocrystals that preserve their unique optical properties in water and biological fluids. This material offers new opportunities for the optical visualization of biological objects. It is an important achievement for the investigation of internal organs in living organisms and monitoring of the course of diseases.
An international research team featuring two Skoltech scientists has experimentally demonstrated that a long-standing explanation for low energy efficiency in lithium-ion batteries does not hold.
A team of engineers and chemists from UCLA has achieved significant progress in the development of microbial fuel cells. This is a technology that employs natural bacteria to extract electrons from organic matter in wastewater to produce electrical currents.
Collaboration led by PPPL has identified a chemical pathway to an innovative nanomaterial that could lead to large-scale production for applications ranging from spacesuits to military vehicles.
Argonne scientists have observed that when the shape of a thin film of metal oxide known as titania is confined at the mesoscale, its conductivity increases. This finding demonstrates that nanoscale confinement is a way to control quantum effects.
Researchers from ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering have created a paste of titanium dioxide and resonant silicon nanoparticles that will increase the generation of photocurrent in perovskite solar cells and maximize their efficiency.
A 2D nanomaterial consisting of organic molecules linked to metal atoms in a specific atomic-scale geometry shows non-trivial electronic and magnetic properties due to strong interactions between its electrons.
Biosensors are increasingly being utilized in a range of disciplines, such as the agricultural and food industries. However, they also have applications in environmental control, medical technology, consumer goods and manufacturing liquid puncture label technology.
At the Goethe University in Frankfurt, chemists have developed two new groups of nanomaterials and analyzed them in association with collaborators from the University of Bonn.
Researchers in ACS' Nano Letters report a flexible supercapacitor with electrodes made of wrinkled titanium carbide -- a type of MXene nanomaterial -- that maintained its ability to store and release electronic charges after repetitive stretching.
Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a new nanomaterial capable of repelling water and staying dry even when submerged underwater.
A new study led by Professor Andrei V. Lavrinenko and Dr Pavel N. Melentiev from the DTU Fotonik-Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, and the Nanoplasmonics and Nanophotonics Group, Institute of Spectroscopy RAS, Moscow, Russia, discusses the photoluminescence control by hyperbolic metamaterials and metasurfaces.
The efficient reduction of nitrogen (N2) to ammonia (NH3) has been a major challenge for decades as it is difficult to break the inert N=N bond due to its extremely large bond energy of 940.95 kJ mol–1.
Innovation Center of NanoMedicine and the Basic Sciences Department, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the International University of Catalunya jointly announced that a research paper "Poly-ion complex micelle effectively delivers CoA-conjugated CPT1A inhibitors to modulate lipid metabolism in brain cells" was published on July 27 in Biomaterials Science.
The current method of manufacturing carbon nanotubes--in essence rolled up sheets of graphene--is unable to allow complete control over their diameter, length and type.