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Nanomaterials

Goodbye glass—optical lenses go 2D

By Lisa McDonald / November 30, 2018

Metalenses, a type of metasurface used for focusing light, could replace glass in cameras and imaging systems. Two recent studies advance this possibility.

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Cerium oxide’s superpowers could reduce damage from radiation exposure

By Faye Oney / October 30, 2018

Researchers have successfully decreased radiation damage in mice using cerium oxide nanoparticles. Their findings could reduce risk of cell damage from radiation that cancer patients experience as well as lower astronauts’ risk of radiation exposure in space.

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Glass surface nanotexturing method earns grand prize in design contest

By Faye Oney / October 23, 2018

Researchers who have used nanotechnology to develop invisible glass have earned a $20,000 grand prize in Create the Future Design contest, beating out 800 contenders from 60 countries.

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What are you doing to celebrate National Nanotechnology Day?

By Faye Oney / October 9, 2018

What are you doing to celebrate National Nanotechnology Day? Check out the list of activities on Nano.gov and learn all about the reason we celebrate materials at the nanoscale.

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Spray-on antenna is game-changer for future of Internet of Things

By Faye Oney / October 5, 2018

Researchers have created antennas out of MXene materials that can be sprayed on to a flexible surface. The spray-on antennas can be used in the next generation of the Internet of Things, especially wearables.

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Video: Silver nanoparticles can keep you from smelling bad

By Faye Oney / September 26, 2018

Does your clothing sometimes stink after a good workout? Today’s video shows how an element in the periodic table—silver—can kill the bacteria that causes body odor. Watch the video to learn more about silver’s stink-slaying superpowers.

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Nanoparticles lower thermal shock stress for ceramics at extreme temperatures

By Faye Oney / September 4, 2018

Researchers have succeeded in reducing heat transfer of ceramics at extreme temperatures. A simple coating of nanoparticles on a ceramic surface was all that was needed to reduce thermal shock and maintain strength of the ceramic material.

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Honoring ACerS awards class of 2018, plus more inside September ACerS Bulletin

By Faye Oney / August 16, 2018

The Society announces awards that will be presented at the Awards Banquet of the 120th Annual Meeting in October to recognize significant contributions to the engineered ceramic and glass field by members and corporations.

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Novel MXene–ZnO composites made with cold sintering process

By Eileen De Guire / July 31, 2018

A new paper reports success making nanocomposites with wildly dissimilar materials by the cold sintering process. Each constituent brings functional properties, and the composite’s properties are better than either constituent alone.

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Graphene foam could be just the prescription for arthritis sufferers

By Faye Oney / July 13, 2018

Researchers showed bioscaffolds out of graphene foam mixed with animal cells could eventually replace cartilage destroyed by osteoarthritis. The military may also use the research to treat musculoskeletal injuries in the field.

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