<b>'Like a fishing net,' nanonet collapses to trap drug molecules</b>

'Like a fishing net,' nanonet collapses to trap drug molecules

a Chemical structure of PPSU showing the polymer backbone and oxygen atoms that carry positive/negative (blue/red) atomic partial charges, respectively. b Atomistic simulation snapshot showing a dissolution-complementarity equilibrium in DM...
<b>WACKER Begins Efficiency Program to Increase Competitiveness and Profitability</b>

WACKER Begins Efficiency Program to Increase Competitiveness and Profitability

Wacker Chemie AG announced its initial plans for its “Zukunft gestalten” (Shape the Future) efficiency program. WACKER expects to save €250 million a year by reducing material costs and in-house services and by creating a leaner compa...
<b>An ultimate one-dimensional electronic channel in hexagonal boron nitride</b>

An ultimate one-dimensional electronic channel in hexagonal boron nitride

A layer of hexagonal boron nitride has the shape of a chicken wire, and is formed by the alternation of boron (B, pink) and nitrogen (N, blue). Depending on how the layers are piled up together, the material assumes different arrangements:...
<b>Analysis of opportunities and challenges of resolving overcapacity</b>

Analysis of opportunities and challenges of resolving overcapacity

Analysis of opportunities and challenges of resolving overcapacity...
<b>Beating the Heat: Oxidation in Novel Coating Material for Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines</b>

Beating the Heat: Oxidation in Novel Coating Material for Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines

Ytterbium silicide (Yb-Si) is a promising coating material for the high-temperature sections of aircraft gas turbine engines. Although Yb-Si is heat-resistant and prevents the formation of structurally harmful SiO2 in the coating, its oxidat...
<b>3D printing improves tiny electrodes for medical sensors</b>

3D printing improves tiny electrodes for medical sensors

A new 3D-printing method allows manufacturers to better customize carbon microelectrodes used as biomedical implants. These implants are used to record signals from the brain or nervous system. Researchers made implantable probes that were...
<b>Black phosphorus surges ahead of graphene</b>

Black phosphorus surges ahead of graphene

A Korean team of scientists tune Black Phosphorous' band gap to form a superior conductor, allowing for the application to be mass produced for electronic and optoelectronics devices The research team operating out of Pohang University of S...
<b>'Buildings' in human bone may hold key to stronger 3D-printed lightweight structures</b>

'Buildings' in human bone may hold key to stronger 3D-printed lightweight structures

What do bones and 3D-printed buildings have in common? They both have columns and beams on the inside that determine how long they last. Now, the discovery of how a "beam" in human bone material handles a lifetime's worth of wear and tear c...
<b>Fast-charging, long-running, bendy energy storage breakthrough</b>

Fast-charging, long-running, bendy energy storage breakthrough

A new bendable supercapacitor made from graphene, which charges quickly and safely stores a record-high level of energy for use over a long period, has been developed and demonstrated by UCL and Chinese Academy of Sciences researchers. Whil...
<b>Is polypropylene bottoming out</b>

Is polypropylene bottoming out

Turnover improved...