Advanced Materials

Research team develops 'smart' window

Commonplace as they are, windows are an important piece of technology. Beyond architectural aesthetics, a building's ecological footprint depends heavily on how its internal light and heat are managed. With this in mind, ...

dateApr 09, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Researchers create 'nanofiber gusher'

Creating large amounts of polymer nanofibers dispersed in liquid is a challenge that has vexed researchers for years. But engineers and researchers at North Carolina State University and one of its start-up companies have ...

dateMar 19, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Researchers pattern magnetic graphene

Graphene, an atomically thin sheet of carbon, has been intensively studied for the last decade to reveal exceptional mechanical, electrical, and optical properties. Recently, researchers have started to explore an even more ...

dateMar 17, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Anti-counterfeit polymers work like fingerprints

(—When it comes to tagging items to prove their authenticity, the goal is to stay ahead of counterfeit technology. The best tags are unique, complex, easy to read, and difficult to reproduce. One naturally-occurring ...

dateFeb 16, 2015 in Polymers report
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