13.04.2010 Impact of Size on Hollow Nanoparticle Structure A new study from North Carolina State University shows that size plays a key role in determining the structure of certain hollow nanoparticles. The researchers focused on nickel nanoparticles, which have interesting magnetic and catalytic properties that may have applications in fields as diverse as energy production and nanoelectronics.11.04.2016 Nanoporous material breathes out when it breathes in Counterintuitive behaviour of new metal-organic framework structure might help in the development of new types of micropneumatic devices, switches and mechanical actuators.25.11.2016 Graphitic sandwich structure enhances nanoparticle supercapacitors A novel sandwich-like structure can be widely used in energy storage.16.06.2015 A KAIST research team develops the first flexible phase-change random access memory Phase change random access memory (PRAM) is one of the strongest candidates for next-generation nonvolatile memory for flexible and wearable electronics. In order to be used as a core memory for flexi...10.02.2014 Nanoparticle superstructures break down in the body DNA and gold particle assemblies for safer anti-cancer drug delivery12.02.2014 Fingerprinting meningitis with lasers Researchers in the UK have developed a new method that uses surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) to quickly identify which meningitis causing bacteria is responsible for an infection. Onset of meningitis is often rapid and severe, particularly when a bacterial infection is the cause. Several types of bacteria cause meningitis and each is sensitive to different antibiotics.29.09.2017 Phase-change material makes first on-chip photonic synapse New device represents a crucial step forward for optical brain-inspired computing.15.04.2014 Targeting cancer with a triple threat Delivering chemotherapy drugs in nanoparticle form could help reduce side effects by targeting the drugs directly to the tumours. In recent years, scientists have developed nanoparticles that deliver one or two chemotherapy drugs, but it has been difficult to design particles that can carry any more than that in a precise ratio.17.04.2014 UT Arlington physicist creates new nanoparticle for cancer therapy A University of Texas at Arlington physicist working to create a luminescent nanoparticle to use in security-related radiation detection may have instead happened upon an advance in photodynamic cance...16.03.2010 Unraveling silks A new analysis of the structure of silks explains the paradox at the heart of their super-strength, and may lead to even stronger synthetic materials.
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