Dutch researchers present a new theoretical model to explain the better than expected power conversion efficiencies reported for organic solar cells.
Korean scientists present a new interlocking material based on the mechanism beetles use to lock away their wings.
Hemostatic Materials: Anti-hemorrhagic Dressings for Wounds
A hemostatic material for field dressings in emergency wound treatment is made by layer-by-layer deposition of thrombin and tannic acid.
Shrilk: A Chimera of Chitosan and Fibroin for Biodegradable Plastics
A laminar composite of two common biomaterials – shrimp shells and silk – could be useful for packaging and biomedical applications.
Luminescent Solar Concentrators – The Search for Photovoltaic Windows
Luminescent solar concentrators might hold the key to turning everyday building components into energy-generating devices.
Waterproof your Walkman – Superhydrophobic ZnO Device Components
The development of nanostructured ZnO components for devices could lead to inherently waterproof electronic devices.
What’s in a Name? In Search of Nano
When we say nanoscience, what do we really mean? And where’s all the research on nanoscale properties and materials coming from?
2010 Impact Factors in Materials Science Announced!
The ISI have released their 2010 impact factors – we give you the materials science breakdown.
Nanophobic or Nanophilic?
Carbon nanotubes have the potential to unlock effective treatments for that most delicate of systems – the mammalian central nervous system. But conflicting studies and reports on potential toxicity underline the need for careful, standardized, and thorough research protocols.
With secondary infections from drug-resistant bacteria a real concern in hospitals worldwide, MIT scientist report a breakthrough that might be able to effect both prevention and cure.