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Chemical & Engineering News: Nano SCENE

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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Sandwichlike sensors sniff out organic water contaminants

29 Sep 2016 23:48:40 +0000

Design of the fluorescent nanosheets was inspired by dog noses(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 17:17:10 +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)

Mining waste displays catalytic prowess

05 Sep 2016 05:00:50 +0000

Simple process turns toxic red mud from aluminum processing into an active catalyst for generating hydrogen from ammonia(image)

Graphene helps flatten gallium nitride

05 Sep 2016 05:00:48 +0000

Penn State researchers make two-dimensional gallium nitride for the first time(image)

Keeping cool with nanoporous fabric

01 Sep 2016 23:07:10 +0000

Opaque material could help our bodies stay cool by allowing heat to radiate out(image)

Enlisting fungi to recycle lithium-ion batteries

29 Aug 2016 05:01:08 +0000

Fungi-produced acids could leach lithium and other metals from batteries in a ‘greener’ recycling method(image)

A new concern for drinking water

26 Aug 2016 16:25:00 +0000

ACS Meeting News: Nanoparticulate iron minerals may help release neurotoxic lead from pipelines(image)

Stretchy graphene sensor feels the strain

24 Aug 2016 13:12:10 +0000

Fish scales of graphene oxide on stretchable tape could make for a highly sensitive, wearable sensor(image)

Deciphering the color code of bioluminescence

23 Aug 2016 14:56:00 +0000

Two amino acid residues help tune the wavelength of light produced by luciferase(image)

Molybdenum disulfide functions as fast-acting water disinfection catalyst

21 Aug 2016 22:32:32 +0000

Nanostructured form of material harvests visible light, generates bacteria-killing reactive oxygen species(image)

Metal-free metamaterials switch between blocking and transmitting light

21 Aug 2016 12:10:25 +0000

Removing metals opens up possibilities for the engineered structures(image)

Organic crystals designed for flexibility

16 Aug 2016 18:13:00 +0000

Harnessing weak interactions between molecular building blocks could be a design strategy for organic electronic materials or pharmaceutical additives(image)

Terahertz radiation probes polymers

16 Aug 2016 16:07:00 +0000

Two recent studies shed light on polymer elasticity and crystallization(image)

Synthetic melanin makes color-changing skin

12 Aug 2016 16:31:05 +0000

Humidity-driven hue shifting is fast and reversible(image)

Diatoms become silica scaffolds for growing molybdenum disulfide

12 Aug 2016 11:04:19 +0000

Hybrid silica-MoS2 material could be used in optoelectronics, catalysis, and sensing(image)

AFM tips on demand

09 Aug 2016 18:37:00 +0000

The resolution of 3-D printing is getting so good, scientists can directly “write” custom AFM tips(image)

Concrete creep mechanism explained

08 Aug 2016 05:00:35 +0000

Discovery could assist development of deformation-resistant structures(image)

How carbon nanotubes could help make tiny space telescopes

08 Aug 2016 05:00:29 +0000

NASA is designing telescope optics with nanotubes to fit inside centimeter-scale CubeSats(image)

Revealing materials’ secrets with synchrotron light

08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 +0000

With the ability to probe a wide range of materials, researchers, from paleontologists to catalyst chemists, flock to these powerful light sources(image)

New liquid-liquid approach allows catalytic reactions to go with the flow

05 Aug 2016 18:57:00 +0000

Emulsions immobilized within columns turn biphasic catalysis into a continuous process(image)

New battery packs more storage capacity than standard Li-ion devices

05 Aug 2016 14:09:00 +0000

Advance lies in electrode material made of lithium oxides in a cobalt oxide matrix(image)

Hydrogel patch attacks tumors in multiple ways

01 Aug 2016 05:00:53 +0000

Combination therapy uses an antibody, an oncogene inhibitor, and heat to kill colorectal cancer(image)

Gallium declines to pick a phase

01 Aug 2016 05:00:51 +0000

Researchers create gallium nanoparticles with solid cores and liquid shells(image)

New materials take a bite out of tooth decay

01 Aug 2016 05:00:00 +0000

Mercury and gold give way to polymer composites, alternative cavity treatments, and new tooth replacement materials(image)

Bacterial ticker tape puts cells on display

25 Jul 2016 05:00:57 +0000

Microfluidic device shows how microbes change over generations(image)

Researchers demonstrate they can store data by pushing around atoms

25 Jul 2016 05:00:48 +0000

Rewritable atom-based memory has data density 500 times higher than that of commercial disk drives(image)

Boron chemistry branches out

25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 +0000

Electron poor but chemically rich element with a storied past continues to surprise with a surge of new developments(image)

Wireless badges sense hazardous chemicals

14 Jul 2016 21:00:40 +0000

Device uses nanotubes immersed in an ionic liquid(image)

Silk-based hydrogel could deliver sustained chemotherapy to tumors

12 Jul 2016 14:47:00 +0000

An injectable hydrogel made with silk nanofibers releases breast cancer drug based on pH(image)

Dendrimer-RNA nanoparticles offer fast, customizable vaccines

11 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000

Researchers design particles carrying self-replicating RNAs to produce immunity against H1N1, Ebola, and malaria-like parasite in mice(image)

Helical polyiodide chains resolve starch test mystery

11 Jul 2016 05:00:44 +0000

Researchers find that infinite iodide strands provide structure and electronic balance for starch as well as polycyclic organic conductors(image)

Quantum dot solar cells hit record efficiency

11 Jul 2016 05:00:41 +0000

Iodine helps improve simple, solution-based strategy for creating photovoltaics(image)

High temperatures turn nanoparticles into single-atom catalysts

07 Jul 2016 18:05:00 +0000

Conditions that ordinarily destroy nanoparticle catalysts can be used to make stable ones featuring isolated metal atoms(image)

Las altas temperaturas transforman nanopartículas en catalizadores monoatómicos

07 Jul 2016 18:05:00 +0000

Condiciones que habitualmente destruyen catalizadores basados en nanopartículas pueden usarse para formar otros más estables que consisten en átomos metálicos aislados(image)

Engineered microbes make silver nanoparticles

07 Jul 2016 05:00:00 +0000

Repurposed bacterial metal-storing compartments could provide greener route to the particles(image)

Engineered microbes make silver nanoparticles

05 Jul 2016 16:14:00 +0000

Repurposed bacterial iron-storing systems provide a greener process for nanoparticle synthesis(image)

Presenting a ferrocene Ferris wheel

04 Jul 2016 05:00:42 +0000

Fused ferrocene units form redox-active nanorings that offer possibilities for host-guest, electronic, and magnetic applications(image)