University of Southern Mississippi scientists imitated Mother Nature by developing a new, skinny-molecule-based material that resembles cilia, the tiny, hair-like structures through which organisms derive smell, vision, hearing and fluid flow.
As Professor Geoffrey Ozin from the University of Toronto reminisces on helping to develop a nanoscience degree program, he ponders on our need for nanoscientists.
Scientists from the University of Linz engage in developing electronics that can simply be thrown onto the compost heap or, if in a pinch, could even be eaten!
For tumor treatment with few side effects: platinum complex initiates cytotoxic effect upon targeted irradiation with visible light.
Materials science is now well-established as an interdisciplinary field, but how was it in the early days? Professor Geoffrey Ozin recalls the challenges he faced when scientific research was still very traditionally classified–chemistry, physics, biology, engineering…
By studying the thermal effects in SERS, scientists may be able to drastically alter the sensitivity of their system and provide vital information for the design of new SERS probes.
The subtleties of polymer crystallization enable easier low-temperature processing and control of properties.
US scientists have developed the first examples of logic gates (NAND, NOR and XOR gates) that can be switched simply by bending the substrate.
Materials scientists from the USA have made a thin layer of quantum dots on a photonic crystal surface, thereby creating a stable material with enhanced emission properties.
A simple way to create very small patterns on a surface by using a mixture of top-down and bottom-up technology has been developed. Self-assembly is combined with evaporation to make highly ordered nanoscale structures.
MaterialsViews interviews Yanglong Hou of Peking University on nanobiotechnology and magnetic nanoparticles.
Professor Sanjay Mathur of the University of Cologne reviews Nanotechnology for the Energy Challenge, a new text covering areas of energy research where nanomaterials could make a big difference.
A recent review gives an up-to-the-minute round-up of how mesoporous silica nanoparticles are used to deliver drugs into cells.