September 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers report a simple method to manufacture biocompatible structural colors using only melanin and silica. The silica shell provides a buffer layer of tunable thickness that allows customization of the particular color, offering the potential to fabricate a new breed of long-lasting pigments that don’t fade.
September 12th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have uncovered a process to increase the safety of future lithium batteries. By adding nanodiamonds to an electrolyte solution, they were able to prevent dendrite growth, a major cause of lithium battery fires.
September 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Jožef Stefan Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia), the National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana, Slovenia), and Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden) have developed a new method to rapidly and evenly densify nanoceramics, offering incredible potential to save a lot of time and energy in sintering processes.
September 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis has published new research showing that diffusion isn’t the only consideration when it comes to controlling grain growth.
September 7th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A partnership between a research laboratory and a manufacturer has resulted in a new thermochromic window material that would save energy and automatically change its tint based on temperature.
September 6th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
An international research team led by scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea has fashioned carbon nanotubes into “twistron” yarns that can generate electrical energy when pulled, stretched, tugged, or twisted.
September 1st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Our workouts may eventually serve a dual purpose—getting us in shape and powering our devices. Researchers developed a flexible biofuel cell for wearable devices that can power an LED and a Bluetooth radio, using sweat as a power source.
September 1st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at ITMO University in Russia recently developed a scalable method of printing europium-doped zirconia nanoparticles into beautifully glowing security holograms that could secure the authenticity of printed documents and more.
August 29th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A research collaboration has resulted in a new desalination process, using carbon nanotube "straws" to filter out salt from seawater. It could prove to be the next step in getting clean water to underdeveloped countries.
August 22nd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
More than 130 scientists and researchers from around the world attended The Serbian Ceramic Society's annual conference to listen to leading experts and shared research on nanotechnologies, multifunctional materials, composite materials, and other ceramic-related topics.