• graphene
    Major Leap Towards Graphene for Solar Cells
    October 16, 2013, No comments

    Surprising result: Graphene retains its properties even when coated with silicon. Graphene has extreme conductivity and is completely transparent while being inexpensive and nontoxic. This makes it a perfect candidate […]

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    Nanocrystals Light the way to Stronger Polymers
    October 14, 2013, No comments

    Berkeley Lab researchers use fluorescent tetrapod quantum dots to measure the mechanical strength of polymer fibers. Fluorescent tetrapod nanocrystals could light the way to the future design of stronger polymer […]

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    ‘Terminator’ Polymer that Regenerates Itself
    October 4, 2013, No comments

    Scientists in Spain have reported the first self-healing polymer that spontaneously and independently repairs itself without any intervention. The new material could be used to improve the security and lifetime […]

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    New Bacteria-Resistant Materials Discovered
    August 20, 2012, No comments

    Using state-of-the-art technology scientists at The University of Nottingham have discovered a new class of polymers that are resistant to bacterial attachment. These new materials could lead to a significant […]

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    Smart Materials get SMARTer
    August 16, 2012, 1 Comment

    Living organisms have developed sophisticated ways to maintain stability in a changing environment, withstanding fluctuations in temperature, pH, pressure, and the presence or absence of crucial molecules. The integration of […]