Feasible use of methane as a raw material
A team of EU-funded researchers has moved one step closer to using methane as a raw material.
Patent for arrays of nanoscale electrical probes awarded to NJIT today
Reginald C. Farrow and Zafer Iqbal, research professors at NJIT, were awarded a patent today for an improved method of fabricating arrays of nanoscale electrical probes. Their discovery may lead to improved diagnostic tools ...
Self-assembling electronic nano-components
Magnetic storage media such as hard drives have revolutionized the handling of information: We are used to dealing with huge quantities of magnetically stored data while relying on highly sensitive electronic ...
Nanotubes pose health risk, study shows
(PhysOrg.com) -- Tiny fibres used to strengthen items such as bike frames and hockey sticks could pose risks to workers who make them.
Molecular visual illusion: Aromatic ring system reminiscent of M.C. Escher's Penrose stairs
(PhysOrg.com) -- Who hasn't seen M.C. Escher's famous picture of the stairs that appear to always go up even though they form a closed circle? This tricky visual illusion is also known as a Penrose stair, ...
Chemists devise better way to prepare workhorse molecules
In chemistry, so-called aromatic molecules compose a large and versatile family of chemical compounds that are the stuff of pharmaceuticals, electronic materials and consumer products ranging from sunscreen to plastic soda ...
Scientists identify odor molecules that hamper mosquitoes' host-seeking behavior
Female mosquitoes are efficient carriers of deadly diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever, resulting each year in several million deaths and hundreds of millions of cases.
'Critical baby step' taken for spying life on a molecular scale
(PhysOrg.com) -- The ability to image single biological molecules in a living cell is something that has long eluded researchers; however, a novel technique, using the structure of diamond, may well be able ...
New carbon nanotube sensor can detect tiny traces of explosives
(PhysOrg.com) -- MIT researchers have created a new detector so sensitive it can pick up a single molecule of an explosive such as TNT.
Hydrogen opens the road to graphene ... and graphane
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international research team has discovered a new method to produce belts of graphene called nanoribbons. By using hydrogen, they have managed to unzip single-walled carbon nanotubes. The ...
Marine methane reservoirs much larger 550 million years ago
Massive methane reservoirs in the ancient ocean could account for an unexplained hiccup in Earth's carbon cycle.
Physicists grow micro-machines from carbon
(PhysOrg.com) -- A Brigham Young University physics student and his professor had some fun with their new method of growing tiny machines from carbon molecules.
C60 could form a new kind of gel
A paperweight for platinum: Bracing catalyst in material makes fuel cell component work better, last longer
A new combination of nanoparticles and graphene results in a more durable catalytic material for fuel cells, according to work published today online at the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The catalytic ...