Latest Papers

    • Ludmil Fachikov 
      Amorphous Phosphate Coatings on Steel Surfaces – preparation and characterization 
    • M. Hristova
      Prediction of the flash point of ternary ideal mixtures
    • Book Review by Alfons G. Buekens, Luc Hens
      Environmental Engineering: Principles and Practice 
      By Richard O. Mines, Jr.
  • Electron microscopy of nanoparticle superlattice formation at a solid-liquid interface in non-polar liquids 26th May 2020
    Nanoparticle superlattice films that form at the solid-liquid interface are important for mesoscale materials but are challenging to analyze on the onset of formation at a solid-liquid interface. In a new report on Science Advances, E. Cepeda-Perez and a research team in materials, physics and chemistry in Germany studied the early stages of nanoparticle assembly […]
  • Study finds electrical fields can throw a curveball 26th May 2020
    MIT researchers have discovered a phenomenon that could be harnessed to control the movement of tiny particles floating in suspension. This approach, which requires simply applying an external electric field, may ultimately lead to new ways of performing certain industrial or medical processes that require separation of tiny suspended materials.
  • New double-contrast technique picks up small tumors on MRI 25th May 2020
    Early detection of tumors is extremely important in treating cancer. A new technique developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis offers a significant advance in using magnetic resonance imaging to pick out even very small tumors from normal tissue. The work is published May 25 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
  • Watching single protons moving at water-solid interfaces 25th May 2020
    The H+ proton consists of a single ion of hydrogen, the smallest and lightest of all the chemical elements. These protons occur naturally in water where a tiny proportion of H2O molecules separate spontaneously. Their amount in a liquid determines whether the solution is acidic or basic. Protons are also extremely mobile, moving through water […]
  • Process to produce well-aligned CNT arrays on a 10-centimeter silicon wafer 25th May 2020
    A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has developed a new process to produce well-aligned carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays on a 10-centimeter silicon wafer. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their process and how well it compared to similar type silicon designs.
  • Nanoscale optical pulse limiter facilitated by refractory metallic quantum wells 25th May 2020
    In the past several decades, physicists have conducted deep laboratory investigations into nonlinear optics, plasma physics and quantum science using advanced high-intensity, ultrashort-pulse lasers. Increased use of the technology naturally risked damaging the optical detection systems and therefore they proposed a variety of optical limiting mechanisms and devices. Device miniaturization of such designs while maintaining […]
  • Laser cooling a nanomechanical oscillator close to its ground state 22nd May 2020
    Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) and IBM Research Europe recently demonstrated the laser cooling of a nanomechanical oscillator down to its zero-point energy (i.e., the point at which it contains a minimum amount of energy). Their successful demonstration, featured in Physical Review Letters, could have important implications for the development […]
  • Cockle shells picked to treat dog cancer 22nd May 2020
    The calcium mineral from which many shellfish, such as cockles, make their shells can be used to form nanoparticles. These nanoparticles can then be "loaded" with small drug molecules, such as anticancer drugs.
  • A replaceable, more efficient filter for N95 masks 21st May 2020
    Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there's been a worldwide shortage of face masks—particularly, the N95 ones worn by health care workers. Although these coverings provide the highest level of protection currently available, they have limitations. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Nano have developed a membrane that can be attached to a regular N95 mask and […]
  • Implantable biosensor that operates without batteries 21st May 2020
    Researchers from the University of Surrey have revealed their new biodegradable motion sensor—paving the way for implanted nanotechnology that could help future sports professionals better monitor their movements to aid rapid improvements, or help caregivers remotely monitor people living with dementia.