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Method efficiently breaks down plastic bottles into component parts

 Nanotechnology News
 12 April 2022
A research team has demonstrated that a material called a metal-organic framework (MOF) is a stable and selective catalyst for breaking down polyester-based plastic into its component parts. Only three things are needed: plastic, hydrogen and the catalyst. An important bonus is that one of the...

On the edge

 Nanotechnology News
 12 April 2022
When looking at images of the magnetism generated by nano-magnets, researchers revealed the phenomenon of 'edge magnetism': the magnetic material only retained magnetism on its edge -- in fact only within 10 nanometers of the edge. ...

Decoy particles trick coronavirus as it evolves

 Nanotechnology News
 11 April 2022
Decoy nanoparticles mimic cells, attracting viruses to bind to them rather than infecting healthy cells. Researchers tested the strategy against the novel coronavirus and five of its variants, finding it was consistently effective. ...

No small measure: Probing the mechanics of gold contacts at the nanoscale

 Nanotechnology News
 11 April 2022
The physical properties at the surface of nanomaterial structures become much more prominent as they approach atomic scales. In a recent study, scientists accurately measured the mechanical strength at the surface of gold nanocontacts as they were progressively stretched down to only a few atoms....

Sugar-coated nanoparticles target macrophages, reverse pulmonary fibrosis

 Nanotechnology News
 05 April 2022
Scientists have developed a treatment for pulmonary fibrosis by using nanoparticles coated in mannose -- a type of sugar -- to stop a population of lung cells called macrophages that contribute to lung tissue scarring. The cell-targeting method holds promise for preventing this severe lung scarring...

Graphene gets enhanced by flashing

 Nanotechnology News
 31 March 2022
Scientists who developed the flash Joule heating process to make graphene have found a way to produce doped graphene to customize it for applications. ...

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