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- New Publication: Inhalable microspheres with hierarchical pore size for tuning the release of biotherapeutics in lungs in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (Elsevier) Comparative Study of TiO2/CuS Core/Shell and Composite Nanostructures for Efficient Visible-Light Photocatalysis in ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng.
Nanobowls offer a way to magnetically deliver drugs in the body
Imagine a device that could transport drugs to any diseased site in the body with the help of a small magnet. Researchers at the University of California San Diego have taken a step toward that goal by developing nano-sized vessels, called nanobowls, that could be filled with drug molecules and controlled with magnets for guided delivery to specific tissues and organs, including cancer tissue, small organs such as the pancreas and hard to access areas like the brain. Read more click here.
Tailored AFM probes created via 3-D direct laser writing
a group of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) researchers report that they have developed a method to tailor tips for specific applications via 3-D direct laser writing based on two-photon polymerization that will be appearing on the cover this week in Applied Physics Letters Read more click here.
Self-assembling nano inks form conductive and transparent grids during imprint
Transparent electronics devices are present in today’s thin film displays, solar cells, and touchscreens. The future will bring flexible versions of such devices. Their production requires printable materials that are transparent and remain highly conductive even when deformed. Researchers have combined a new self-assembling nano ink with an imprint process to create flexible conductive grids with a resolution below one micrometer. Read more click here.
Engineers discover highly conductive materials for more efficient electronics
Engineers from the University of Utah and the University of Minnesota have discovered that interfacing two particular oxide-based materials makes them highly conductive, a boon for future electronics that could result in much more power-efficient laptops, electric cars and home appliances that also don't need cumbersome power supplies. Read more click here.
Dirty to drinkable: Engineers develop novel hybrid nanomaterials to transform water
Graphene oxide has been hailed as a veritable wonder material; when incorporated into nanocellulose foam, the lab-created substance is light, strong and flexible, conducting heat and electricity quickly and efficiently. Now, a team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water, and it could be a global game-changer. Read more click here.