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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 6, 2016

Hydrogen from titania gets closer, new catalyst splits water 3X better, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 6, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 10, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 10, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / September 30, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / August 6, 2013

Light that moves and molds gels Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have demonstrated a biomimetic response in hydrogels—a material that constitutes most contact lenses and microfluidic or fluid-controlled technologies. Their study, published in Advanced Functional Materials, is the first to show that these gels can be both reconfigured and controlled by light, undergoing self-sustained…

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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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Two new candidates for the lithium-ion battery anode job

By Eileen De Guire / September 28, 2011

Mesoporous titania-bronze microspheres show promise as lithium-ion battery anodes. Credit: M. Paranthaman; ORNL Conceptually, lithium-ion batteries are simple devices comprising the anode, cathode and electrolyte. The anode’s job is to grab and stash lithium ions as fast as it can and to give them up speedily when current is drawn off through the cathode. The…

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Rice group: Silica + titania = cheap, green, improved water purification

By / January 17, 2011

Tanzania water source. Credit: Bob Metcalf I don’t have enough historical perspective to know if this is truly a eureka moment or not, but a group from Rice University reports that adding a small amount of silica (or another inexpensive silicon source) can amp up the anti-viral, anti-bacterial power of titanium dioxide for producing disinfected…

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Titania–concrete combination in roadways reduces NOx levels 25-45%

By / July 24, 2010

Credit: TU/e Earlier this month, Jos Brouwers, a professor of building materials at Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), reported that tests on a new stretch of roadway in the municipality of Hengelo indicate that concrete coated with titanium dioxide can significantly cut residual NOx automobile emissions, a major source acid rain and smog. In a…

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Better voltaics through titania

By Kitty Cha / July 14, 2010

A major advantage of solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells is that they do not suffer problems with solvent leakage and corrosion. Recent research into synthesis of the anode material, nanocrystalline TiO2, has opened up new insight into device optimization and control over properties. Steiner, Snaith and coworkers have developed a novel block-co-polymer directed synthesis of titania,…

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