<b>A hydrogel that could help repair damaged nerves</b>

A hydrogel that could help repair damaged nerves

A conductive polymer hydrogel could help repair damaged peripheral nerves. Credit: Adapted from ACS Nano 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c05197 Injuries to peripheral nerves—tissues that transmit bioelectrical signals from the brain to the re...
<b>'Janus' nanorods convert light to heat that can destroy pollutants in water</b>

'Janus' nanorods convert light to heat that can destroy pollutants in water

Engineers from Yale University and Rice University collaborated on the creation of “Janus” gold nanorods, a new type of nanoparticle that can purify water by converting light to heat. With a new nanoparticle that converts light to heat,...
<b>Molecular 'dances' determine how liquids take up heat</b>

Molecular 'dances' determine how liquids take up heat

Scientists have uncovered a link between the microscopic movements of particles in a liquid and its ability to absorb heat....
<b>Phagraphene, a 'relative' of graphene, discovered</b>

Phagraphene, a 'relative' of graphene, discovered

A group of scientists from Russia, the USA and China, led by Artyom Oganov from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), using computer generated simulation have predicted the existence of a new two-dimensional carbon material...
<b>Energy T echnology:PEDOT/PSS Application of thin film electrode in thermoelectric chemical battery</b>

Energy T echnology:PEDOT/PSS Application of thin film electrode in thermoelectric chemical battery

produces a lot of heat energy in daily life. Under the theme of energy saving environmental protection waste heat recovery technology is an effective way to improve energy utilization prevent resource waste. In recent years the research on...
<b>Taking 3D printing of electronic parts to the next level</b>

Taking 3D printing of electronic parts to the next level

The rise of additive manufacturing or as it's more commonly known, 3D printing has enabled the rapid production of complex parts across many domains. As the techniques have become more refined, the semiconductor industry has taken note. But...
<b>Surfing water molecules could hold the key to fast and controllable water transport</b>

Surfing water molecules could hold the key to fast and controllable water transport

The team carried out sophisticated computer simulations of tiny droplets of water as they interact with graphene surfaces. These simulations reveal that the molecules can "surf" across the surface whilst being carried by the moving ripples...
<b>Spreadable Interlayer Could Increase Performance and Safety of Solid State Batteries</b>

Spreadable Interlayer Could Increase Performance and Safety of Solid State Batteries

Solid state batteries are of great interest to the electric vehicle industry. Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Xi'an Jiaotong University, China now present a new way of taking this promising concept closer to larg...
<b>Molybdenum Telluride Nanoflakes Show Remarkable Performance for H2O2 Production in Acids</b>

Molybdenum Telluride Nanoflakes Show Remarkable Performance for H2O2 Production in Acids

H2O2 is an important commodity chemical and potential energy carrier, and is widely used for various environmental, medical and household applications....
<b>Using crab shells to improve palladium catalyst nanoparticles</b>

Using crab shells to improve palladium catalyst nanoparticles

Chemists synthesized soluble biopolymers based on chitin from crab shells. Together with palladium, they form effective catalysts for organic reactions, and their nanoparticles can be re-used over ten times....