Nanomaterials

Nano-Sandwich Design Results in Slimmer Solar Cells With Decreased Costs

Nano-Sandwich Design Results in Slimmer Solar Cells With Decreased Costs

Using a "nanoscale sandwich" design with an ultra-thin active layer, scientists at NC State University have developed a technique to…

June 25, 2012

SLIPS Prevents Ice From Sticking on Metal Surfaces

A team of material science engineers from Harvard developed SLIPS (Slippery Liquid Infused Porous Surfaces), a technology that can prevent…

June 11, 2012

Graphene Hot Electron Bolometer May Outperform Existing Technologies

By using bilayer graphene, researchers at the University of Maryland developed a new type of hot electron bolometer, which is…

June 4, 2012

Nanoscale Molecular Cages May Aid in Drug and Vaccine Delivery

Biochemists at UCLA used computer models to identify proteins that could be combined to form tiny molecular cages that are…

June 4, 2012

Ion bombardment Model Could Lead to New Technologies

A study from Brown University gives new insight into the process of ion bombardment of metal surfaces and could open…

May 23, 2012

Balancing Between Life and Research

  Focusing on balance between her family, religion, and work with carbon nanomaterials, Jing Kong has found a home at…

May 9, 2012

Pentamode Metamaterial Opens New Possibilities in Transformation Acoustics

A team of scientists has created new material class through the manufacturing of a stable crystalline metafluid. The pentamode metamaterial…

May 8, 2012

Automated System Has Promising Uses in Battery and Fuel Cell Production

Newly published research from Yale University engineers describes a technique that may be influential in developing and understanding new methods…

May 7, 2012

Exploring Graphene-Based THz Devices

Future communication devices may get a big boost in efficiency from terahertz waves and graphene. In a newly published study,…

May 2, 2012

Graphene Center Laboratory is State of the Art “Nano-Factory”

Graphene is an amazing material offering high strength, transparency, and flexibility with excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, all from a…

May 2, 2012

Nanosponges May Help With Environmental Cleanup

Newly discovered nanotubes may have a big impact environmental cleanup. By adding boron to carbon during the nanotube creating process,…

April 16, 2012

Gold Nanorods Shaped as Starfruit Deliver Impressive Results

Starfruit is lending its shape to newly synthesized gold nanorods, whose particles have been found to return signals 25 times…

March 27, 2012

Analyzing the Environmental Costs and Impacts of Technology

With every new technology, there are costs and environmental impacts to consider, and that’s exactly what MIT’s Environmentally Benign Manufacturing…

March 22, 2012

Nanoparticles in 3-D Atomic-Scale Resolution

Report of a new method for directly measuring the atomic structure of nanomaterials was published today in the journal Nature.…

March 22, 2012