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.
Nanochannels have important applications in biomedicine, sensing, and many other fields. Though engineers working in the field of nanotechnology have been fabricating these tiny, tube-like structures for years, much remains unknown about their properties and behavior.
Liquid structures - liquid droplets that maintain a specific shape - are useful for a variety of applications, from food processing to cosmetics, medicine, and even petroleum extraction, but researchers have yet to tap into these exciting new materials' full potential because not much is known about how they form.
Researchers from the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo (UTokyo-IIS) have designed novel linear nanomotors that can be moved in controlled directions using light. This work opens the way for new microfluidics, including lab-on-a-chip systems with optically actuated pumps and valves.
Researchers at the University of Basel have developed a precisely controllable system for mimicking biochemical reaction cascades in cells.
A group of scientists from the University of Houston has recently demonstrated that a non-toxic and low-cost nanofluid can be applied to efficiently recover even highly viscous heavy oil from reservoirs.
Researchers in the ERATO Saitoh Spin Quantum Rectification Project in the JST Strategic Basic Research Programs have elucidated the mechanism of the hydrodynamic power generation using spin currents in micrometer-scale channels, finding that power generation efficiency improves drastically as the size of the flow is made smaller.
The fusion of fluid mechanics and acoustics is known as acoustofluidics, which offers a contact-free, quick, and effective handling of fluids and suspended particles.
The 3D Printing business unit of Cytosurge AG has been spun-off into a new autonomous company, Exaddon AG, focusing on the development of processes and systems in the field of additive manufacturing of microscopically small metal components.
A new study into better understanding how tiny, yet powerful, bubbles develop and collapse on underwater surfaces could enable the development of more robust industrial structures like ship propellers.