Open menu

Nanotechnology Spotlight

Behind the buzz and beyond the hype:
Our Nanowerk-exclusive feature articles

RSS Subscribe to our Nanotechnology Spotlight feed

Showing Spotlights 1633 - 1640 of 1671 in category (newest first):

 

Carbon/copper nanocomposites as novel, low-cost sensor materials

Researchers in Switzerland succeeded in the large-scale production of carbon-coated copper nanoparticles. These carbon/copper nanocomposites could be used as novel, low-cost sensor materials and offer a metal-based alternative to the currently used brittle oxidic spinels or perovskites.

Posted: Apr 4th, 2006

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