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implantable sensors, gold nanoparticles

Are gold nanoparticles the next generation of implantable sensors?

Scientists have developed an implantable sensor using gold nanoparticles, which can function in the human body for "several months" to report health changes.

Nanostructured materials offer efficient thermoelectric energy harvesting

Professor Neophytos Neophytou sheds some light on nanostructures and explains how the Horizon 2020 NANOthermMA project could eventually enable a strong boost in thermoelectric technology.
thermal energy, nano

Harvesting thermal energy by NanoMachines

Vladik Avetisov and Roman Iliev, the Principal Investigator and the Founder of the Molecular Machine Corporation Ltd, lift the lid on an innovative project that concerns the use of environmental heat as a natural source of thermal energy.
smallest nanoparticles, technology

Researchers find way to make the smallest nanoparticles visible

Use of a new optical technology will now help scientists to see some of the smallest nanoparticles, measured at 25 nanometres in diameter.
supramolecular nanomachines, enzymes

Molecular intelligence: The rise of supramolecular nanomachines

Prof Dr Daniela A. Wilson from the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) tells us what we need to know about molecular intelligence – the rise of supramolecular nanomachines with controlled shape and motility.
nanomaterials and risk, nanosafety

NanoStreeM: Final outcomes and perspectives – nanomaterials and risk

Here, Dr Dimiter Prodanov from IMEC explains the final outcomes and perspectives of the NanoStreeM project, including comments on nanomaterials and risk.
surface functionalization, drug

Surface functionalization: A tool for biotechnology and health sectors

Professor Sandra Carvalho, University of Minho, Department of Physics, discusses the emergence of surface functionalization as a strategy in biotech and health.
reducing transport emissions, transport

The political barriers holding back progress on reducing transport emissions

Here, we discuss how some political barriers create a significant challenge for those pushing to reduce transport emissions.
Antimicrobial nanocoatings

Antimicrobial nanocoatings: Functional and preventative benefits

Aarthi Janakiraman, Research Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, argues that antimicrobial nanocoatings will gain prominence due to their functional and preventative benefits.
electronics in the body, tumours

One step closer to implanting diagnostic electronics in the body

The American Chemical Society (ACS) are closer to using electronics in the body, to diagnose tumours and track illnesses.
lung cancer treatment, nanoparticles

Can nanoparticles change lung cancer treatment?

A promising idea for lung cancer treatment has been developed by researchers at Lund University.
nanotextured surfaces, VTT Technical Research Centre

Nanotextured surfaces by coating for novel functional products

Ulla Forsström discusses The NanoTextSurf project, which is creating unique material properties and value-added products using nanotextured surfaces.
environmental impacts of aircrafts

RESISTANT PROJECT: How can nanotechnology reduce environmental impacts of aircrafts?

Nuria Rodríguez López talks us through the climate necessity of the ReSiSTant project, which is a Horizon 2020 EU NMBP-Pilot Project, to reduce the environmental impacts of aircrafts.
DTU CEN - Center For Electron Nanoscopy

Tailoring optical properties of nanoparticles by alloying

'Senior scientist Shima Kadkhodazadeh discusses adapting the optical properties of nanoparticles with high precision through alloying

The NanoStreeM Project: Results and Perspectives

Here, Dr Dimiter Prodanov discusses the results and perspectives of NanoStreeM, a consortium which examines occupational safety of nanomaterials.
transmission kikuchi diffraction

Transmission Kikuchi diffraction (TKD) in the SEM: A technique that came to stay

Here, Alice Bastos da Silva Fanta, discusses the long-lasting use of Transmission Kikuchi diffraction (TKD) in the SEM.
work-related aspects of nanotechnology

Nanotechnology: Work-related aspects

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, sheds light on work-related aspects of nanotechnology, including the overall framework to balance the benefits and risks.
laser ablation in liquid environment

Further understanding of laser ablation in liquid environment (LALE) technique

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, provides further insights about nanomaterials, focussing here on the laser ablation in liquid environment (LALE) technique.
Size of nanoparticles

Size of nanoparticles from laser ablation: Lessons from wet-chemical synthesis

Here, Laser Ablation in Liquid (LAL) is explored as means to understand the shapes and sizes of nanoparticles.
carbon nanotubes, nanotechnology

Carbon nanotubes: A material on the horizon

The Flavel research group at the Institute of Nanotechnology in Karlsruhe are investigating new ways to prepare type selected carbon nanotubes with industrially relevant processes on the large scale.

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