Safety Aspects of Nanomaterials

NAP 2013 safety aspects of engineered nanomaterials

A report of the National Research Council (NRC) finds mixed progress on advancing a research agenda for environmental, health, and safety aspects of engineered nanomaterials (see news item from September 12, 2013). 2013 Report on Safety Aspects of Engineered Nanomaterials Washington, D.C., USA – The report published by the National Academy of Science (NAS) the states that […]

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Virus-based Lithium-Oxygen Battery

biologic battery

Lithium-oxygen batteries have the potential to enhance the gravimetric energy density of fully packaged batteries by two to three times compared to lithium ion cells and much more in comparison to lead-based batteries. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found out about the critical role of the catalyst electrode in the operation of […]

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Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal

ferroelectric liquid crystal

Researchers at Stuttgart University, Stuttgart, Germany, discover ferroelectric liquid crystal comprising mainly water. Although certain liquid crystals mainly comprise water, a spontaneous alignment of electrical dipoles could incur in them and consequently a spontaneous electrical polarisation could occur macroscopically. Chemists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart report about it in […]

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Micro/Nano Systems and Technology Graduate Certificate from Stanford University

Stanford University offers a post degree study in micro and nanosystems technology for scientists and engineers. The plan of study focuses on the miniaturization technologies in materials, mechanical, and biomedical engineering practice, as well as in information technology. Four courses – 12 to 15 units – will take 1 to 2 years, maximally 3 years […]

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Nanosystems Technology in Norway

Vestfold University College

Since 2009 Vestfold University College at Tønsberg, Norway, allows to study Nanosystems Technology to the degree of a Master of Micro and Nano Systems Technology (Master i micro- og nanosystem­teknologi). International students with a bachelor degree in a relevant subject can apply every year before February 1st. Half of the college places are for students […]

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Paper Made of Vanadia Nanofibers

vanadia paper

A group of researchers from Stuttgart University, and the Max-Planck-Institutes for Intelligent Systems and for Solid State Research, both located at Stuttgart, Germany, developed a paper-like material composed of vanadia nanofibers. This material shows extraordinary stiffness and strength, and, thus, outperforms paper-like materials made from carbon nanotubes or graphene. The architecture of the material resembles […]

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