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A quantum leap in nanoparticle efficiency

New research has unlocked the secrets of efficiency in nanomaterials, that is, materials with very tiny particles, which will improve the future development of chemical sensors used in chemical and engineering industries.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2014

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'Swiss cheese' membrane with adjustable holes

The 'Swiss cheese' structure is characteristic of many polymer membranes and is now modified by introducing iron within the polymer. Using an electric signal or a chemical reaction, the pore size can be adjusted. The key to this is controlled adding or extracting of electrons to and from iron.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2014

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Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact

Researchers have created a new kind of ion channel consisting of short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons, small ions and DNA.

Posted: Oct 29th, 2014

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