Article - 14 Nov 2003
Researchers have created a strong and flexible, nacre-like material suited to aircraft and biomedical applications. Posted May 27 2003
News - 25 Nov 2008
In addition to its iridescent beauty, mother of pearl, or nacre, the inner lining of the shells of abalone, mussels and certain other mollusks, is also renowned for an amazing strength and toughness...
News - 27 Feb 2023
The self-assembly of ligand-stabilized nanoparticles has been a subject of scientific interest for several decades. These nanoparticles possess extraordinary mechanical, electrical, and optical...
News - 27 Jun 2022
Microplastics are found nearly everywhere on Earth and can be harmful to animals if they're ingested. But it's hard to remove such tiny particles from the environment, especially once they...
News - 13 Jan 2022
Recently, an article was published in the journal ACS Nano which discusses the prospects of using graphene epoxy as an effective agent to protect against...
News - 5 Oct 2015
While touchscreens are practical, touchless displays would be even more so. That’s because, despite touchscreens having enabled the smartphone’s advance into our lives and being essential...
News - 25 Sep 2015
Chemists at LMU have fabricated a novel nanosheet-based photonic crystal that changes color in response to moisture. The new material could form the basis for humidity-sensitive contactless control of...
News - 28 Jan 2015
Nature packs away carbon in chalk, shells and rocks made by marine organisms that crystallize calcium carbonate. Now, research suggests that the soft, organic scaffolds in which such crystals form...
News - 18 Sep 2014
"Nature has developed, very cleverly, some lessons on how to create the features that we desire in optical design," said Joseph Shaw, director of the Optical Technology Center at Montana...
News - 14 Feb 2014
Graphene has proven itself as a wonder material with a vast range of unique properties. Among the least-known marvels of graphene is its strange love affair with water.
Graphene is hydrophobic...