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Ultra-strong composite materials with nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes ((CNTs) are five times less dense than steel and approximately 30 times stronger. Their mechanical properties make them ideal candidates for the mechanical reinforcement of polymers.

Posted: Apr 3rd, 2006

Novel platinum nanostructures

Greatly expanding on previously reported work on platinum nanostructures, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories just released a new paper describing a range of novel platinum nanostructures with potential applications in fuel and solar cells as well as nanotags in biomedicine.

Posted: Mar 31st, 2006

A simple design for a DNA nanoswitch

French and U.S. researchers designed a nanomechanical DNA switch controlled by the rate of temperature variation, thereby providing a flexible, scalable alternative to simultaneous chemical control of different DNA switches at equilibrium.

Posted: Mar 29th, 2006

Unique milk protein based nanotubes

Researchers in the Netherlands investigated novel milk protein nanotubes with potentially interesting applications in the food and pharma industries.

Posted: Mar 27th, 2006

CNTs as templates for one-dimensional nanoparticle assemblies

Spanish researchers have shown that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) constitute the ideal templates for the formation of one-dimensional strings of metal nanoparticles, with potential uses as waveguides, that would allow the miniaturization of devices below the diffraction limit and as catalytic motors.

Posted: Mar 23rd, 2006