Nanotechnology News

Hidden distortions trigger promising thermoelectric property

 Nanotechnology News
 10 May 2022
A study describes a new mechanism for lowering thermal conductivity to aid the search for materials that convert heat to electricity or electricity to heat. Scientists describe the previously hidden sub-nanoscale origins of exceptional thermoelectric properties in silver gallium telluride. The...

A new method for exploring the nano-world

 Nanotechnology News
 09 May 2022
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) and Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin (MPZPM) in Erlangen present a large step forward in the characterization of nanoparticles. They used a special microscopy method based on interfereometry to outperform existing...

Making chemical separation more eco-friendly with nanotechnology

 Nanotechnology News
 09 May 2022
Chemical separation processes are essential in the manufacturing of many products from gasoline to whiskey. Such processes are energetically costly, accounting for approximately 10–15 percent of global energy consumption. In particular, the use of so-called "thermal separation processes," such as...

Scientists develop powerful family of 2D materials

 Nanotechnology News
 06 May 2022
A team from the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering has developed a new family of two-dimensional materials that researchers say has promising applications, including in advanced electronics and high-capacity batteries....

A new age of 2.5D materials

 Nanotechnology News
 06 May 2022
Scientists are exploring new ways to artificially stack two-dimensional (2D) materials, introducing so-called 2.5D materials with unique physical properties. Researchers in Japan reviewed the latest advances and applications of 2.5D materials in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced...

'Smart' diaper for bedside urine testing

 Nanotechnology News
 05 May 2022
Urine can reveal a lot about a person's health. But physicians don't currently have a convenient or fast way of tracking the concentration of important compounds in their patients' urine. Now, researchers have designed a flexible sensor that fits in a diaper, measures multiple components in urine...

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