Pilkington Activ(TM) self-cleaning glass has a microscopically thin, transparent nanoscale coating of titanium oxide permanently bonded to the surface of the glass. This coating is both hydrophilic...
Article - 2 Aug 2005
Nanomaterials and nanoparticles are being used in chemical synthesis, especially in the areas of catalysis, separations and remediation.
News - 18 Aug 2015
The Quantum Detection Group at the National Physical Laboratory has conducted a study on the hydrophobicity of epitaxial graphene, which could be used in the future to develop graphene coatings...
News - 20 Apr 2011
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and PJI Contract have inaugurated a manufacturing facility by Dr Raj Thampuran, executive director, Science and Engineering Research Council, A...
News - 28 Oct 2011
Water insolubility is one of the major disadvantages of quantum dots that make them unsuitable for biological and medical applications.
To overcome this drawback, scientists at the...
Article - 29 Aug 2006
Materials scientists and engineers have made significant improvements to the methods of synthesis of nanomaterial solids. A brief review of future trends in nanotechnology developments is given in...
Article - 7 Dec 2005
Silica thin films templated by two triblock copolymers (P123 and F127) from the pluronics family and having the p6m two dimensional symmetry were investigated by X-ray Reflectivity (XR) before and...
News - 15 May 2007
With a nod to one of nature's best surface chemists - an obscure desert beetle - polymer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have devised a convenient way to...
Article - 25 Nov 2003
Materials researchers have demonstrated a novel coating enables surfaces to switch back and forth between glassy-slick and rubbery. Posted October 27 2003
News - 12 Mar 2008
Life on earth began more than three billion years ago. Evolution had almost as much time to optimize biominerals like bone, dental enamel or mother-of-pearl. These composite materials produced by...