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Welcome to Chemical & Engineering News's Nano SCENE, an up-to-the-minute collection of news about nanoscience and nanotechnology, including coverage of nanofabrication and assembly, characterization of nanostructures, bionanotechnology, organic and inorga



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Hyperlens lights a new path to nanofabrication

15 Nov 2016 23:27:00 +0000

Metamaterial lens beats diffraction limit and could bolster photolithography(image)



Whispering microresonators detect absorption spectra of individual nanoparticles

14 Nov 2016 06:00:56 +0000

New method expands range of materials for which ultrasensitive measurements can be made(image)



Seeing static with zinc oxide nanowires

14 Nov 2016 06:00:53 +0000

Low-cost suspensions containing the wires could be money savers for the electronics industry(image)



Making batteries fire-resistant with solid electrolytes

14 Nov 2016 06:00:14 +0000

Replacing flammable organic liquids with nonflammable inorganic solids would eliminate key battery hazard(image)



Nanosensors track temperature in live creatures

02 Nov 2016 22:19:00 +0000

Fluorescent nanoparticles map microscale temperature patterns in beetle muscles(image)



NuMat Technologies

31 Oct 2016 05:00:08 +0000

Exploiting metal-organic frameworks to improve gas storage(image)



C&EN talks with Insung Choi, cell protector

31 Oct 2016 05:00:00 +0000

Chemist coats cells with silica shells to help them survive and thrive in diverse applications(image)



Self-propelling motors could target cargo to the gut

18 Oct 2016 20:03:00 +0000

Tiny tubes travel a preset distance in the intestine and then embed themselves in the intestinal wall(image)



Methanol synthesis hinges on catalyst structure

17 Oct 2016 05:00:32 +0000

Study should settle decades-old structure-sensitivity debate regarding copper nanocrystal catalysts(image)



The art of the chemical bond

17 Oct 2016 05:00:10 +0000

A look at the scientists who spend most of their time thinking about chemistry’s most central concept(image)



Cobalt carbide nanoprisms focus on light olefins

10 Oct 2016 05:00:27 +0000

Prismatic nanoparticles catalyze syngas-to-olefin reactions selectively at mild temperature(image)



Nanotube array snags viruses

10 Oct 2016 05:00:25 +0000

Device enriches and concentrates viruses from field samples, helping with surveillance for emerging infectious disease outbreaks(image)



Fuel composition influences engine emissions of carbon nanotubes

10 Oct 2016 05:00:25 +0000

Carbon nanotubes form when a diesel engine burns fuel containing traces of sulfur and ferrocene(image)



C&EN profiles ICCAS, one of China’s leading chemistry institutes

10 Oct 2016 05:00:00 +0000

By all measures, the Institute of Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is a rising star(image)



Lignin waste could sustainably safeguard titanium-based sunscreen

07 Oct 2016 20:10:24 +0000

Coating titanium dioxide nanoparticles with lignin traps free radicals formed by UV light(image)



Periodic graphics: The chemistry of nanotechnology

07 Oct 2016 11:28:00 +0000

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains the chemistry behind the nanotechnology in products around your house.(image)



Periodic graphics: The chemistry of nanotechnology

07 Oct 2016 11:28:00 +0000

El profesor de Química y bloguero de Compound Interest Andy Brunning explica la Química que hay detrás de la nanotecnología en los productos que rondan por tu casa.(image)



Silkworms that eat carbon nanotubes and graphene spin tougher silk

05 Oct 2016 19:39:00 +0000

Strong, conductive carbon-reinforced silk could be suitable for wearable electronics, biodegradable sensors, and medical implants(image)



Perspectives: Nonprofit groups come in many colors

03 Oct 2016 05:00:04 +0000

A veteran chemist lays out the challenges and benefits of working for one of today’s nonprofit environmental organizations(image)



Engineers work to improve that electric feel

03 Oct 2016 05:00:00 +0000

Advances in electronic skin could lead to better prosthetics and more independent robots(image)



Sandwichlike sensors sniff out organic water contaminants

29 Sep 2016 23:48:00 +0000

Design of the fluorescent nanosheets was inspired by dog noses(image)



Taking catalysis to the atomic limit

29 Sep 2016 21:33:00 +0000

Chemists advance single-atom supported catalysts from farfetched idea to reality(image)



Breakthrough performance for 2-D material

28 Sep 2016 05:00:00 +0000

Working transistor shows MoS2 can live up to its theoretical promise(image)



Fuel composition influences engine emissions of carbon nanotubes

27 Sep 2016 13:13:00 +0000

Carbon nanotubes formed when a diesel engine burned fuel with sulfur and ferrocene, a common fuel additive(image)



Molybdenum disulfide transistors break through a performance limit

26 Sep 2016 20:32:00 +0000

Devices made out of the two-dimensional semiconducting material show that it can live up to its theoretical promise(image)



Going to new lengths with better fibers

23 Sep 2016 17:17:00 +0000

Microfluidics produces thinner, stronger, longer collagen fibers(image)



2016 MacArthur ‘genius grants’ given to three scientists doing pioneering chemistry-related research

22 Sep 2016 13:56:00 +0000

Synthetic chemist Jin-Quan Yu, microbiologist Dianne K. Newman, and geobiologist Victoria J. Orphan are among the new class of 23 fellows(image)



Air-pollution-derived magnetic nanoparticles found in human brains

12 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000

Magnetite particles, which can be inhaled, may play a role in Alzheimer’s(image)



MXenes guard against electromagnetic interference

12 Sep 2016 05:00:25 +0000

Family of metal carbides and nitrides offer weight, thickness, and cost advantages over traditional electromagnetic shielding materials(image)