Water purification, gas separation, and storage applications require materials with high sensitivity. Porous graphene, which possesses uniform pore structures and unique adsorption properties, is an ideal candidate for such applications.
Researchers demonstrate how functionalized fullerene nanostructures could mimic the activities of natural enzymes in biological systems.
Researchers prepared carbon-based nanofluids (CbNFs) by using a two-step method and determined their thermal conductivity (?) and diffusivity (a). These CbNFs were said to significantly enhance the characteristics of the base working fluids.
Density functional theory (DFT) was used in a novel effort to investigate the adsorption of fluoroquinolone (FQ) on magnesium-, calcium-, iron-, and zinc-loaded fullerenes.
Researchers focus on overcoming the challenges and limitations of conventional imaging of nanoplastics, particularly low resolution and difficulty in differentiation from dyes.
Scientists at the University of Bonn have designed a molecular structure that can encompass graphite surfaces with a sea of miniature flagged "flagpoles". The coating’s properties are extremely variable.
A very small structure from 32 gold atoms has been successfully synthesized by scientists. Precisely, 12 gold atoms enclosed by a shell of 20 extra gold atoms form the core of this unique nanocluster.
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and at Linköping University have demonstrated the possibility of developing highly efficient and more reliable polymer solar cells at a lower cost. The breakthrough research is focusing on the development of polymer solar cells without using unstable and expensive fullerenes.
The general belief is that superconductors can only be used in a few applications as the finest of these materials tend to lose their resistance at -70°C. These days they are predominantly used in magnets for fusion devices, particle accelerators, and nuclear magnetic resonance tomographs.
Organic/polymer solar cells represent the most important direction for green energy in the future. Fullerene electron acceptors have been widely used in organic/polymer solar cells as well as perovskite solar cells. A recent study reveals that the photovoltaic performance can be influenced by fullerene stereomer, implies that the stereomeric effect should be envisaged if new fullerene derivative was designed as electron acceptor.