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Monitoring diabetes with core–shell hybrid titania–carbon nanotube composite

By Eileen De Guire / June 13, 2013

Image: Advances in nanomaterials may allow diabetes patients to toss glucose monitoring equipment in the dumpster in favor of a handheld breathalyzer. Credit: Rawson; TPCC. One of the oldest diagnostic tools used by medical professionals are their noses. We know, for example, that Hippocrates of Cos smelled breath as part of his diagnostic process. “The…

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‘Cloning’ could make structurally pure nanotubes for nanoelectronics

By Eileen De Guire / November 16, 2012

In this computer model, small, pre-selected nanotube “seeds” (yellow) are grown to long nanotubes of the same twist or “chirality” in a high-temperature gas of small carbon compounds. Credit: Courtesy USC via NIST. Editor’s note: ‘Nature’ has a lot of experience with reproduction, but introduces variation, albeit intentionally. Reproduction by cloning eliminates variation, and materials…

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Self-repairing carbon nanotube solar cells mimic photosynthesis

By / January 4, 2011

Using carbon nanotubes combined with natural or synthetic biomaterials, researchers at Purdue University have demonstrated some new types of solar cell designed to self-repair. By mimicking natural photosynthesis in plants, the researchers believe they can increase the lifespan and reduce costs of the photoelectrochemical cells. Their goal is to optimize donor-acceptor nanohybrid cells by making photovoltaic…

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