Ceramic coatings may protect jet engines from volcanic ash
Last year's $2 billion shutdown of European airspace following a volcanic eruption in Iceland alerted everyone to the danger that ash clouds can pose to aircraft engines.
Silver saver: Nanotechnology keeps the shine on silver
(PhysOrg.com) -- Anyone who's ever polished silver knows that keeping the tarnish at bay is never ending work. But, you may not know that polishing also rubs away some of the precious metal, whether it's your ...
Windows that block heat only on hot days: New research brings us closer
(PhysOrg.com) -- New materials science research from the University at Buffalo could hasten the creation of "smart" windows that reflect heat from the sun on hot summer days but let in the heat in colder weather.
Mussel adhesive inspires tough coating for living cells
Inspired by Mother Nature, scientists are reporting development of a protective coating with the potential to enable living cells to survive in a dormant condition for long periods despite intense heat, dryness and other ...
New technology could stamp out bacteria in persistent wounds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using an advanced form of a rubber stamp, researchers have developed a way to adhere an ultra-thin antibacterial coating to a wound.
Image: Pretty in pink
(PhysOrg.com) -- Inside the Plasma Spray-Physical Vapor Deposition, or PS-PVD, ceramic powder is introduced into the plasma flame, which vaporizes it and then condenses it to form the ceramic coating.
Waste ash from coal could save billions in repairing US bridges and roads
Coating concrete destined to rebuild America's crumbling bridges and roadways with some of the millions of tons of ash left over from burning coal could extend the life of those structures by decades, saving billions of dollars ...
Ambulatory monitoring reveals many patients have 'white coat' hypertension
A third of patients thought to have resistant hypertension had "white coat" hypertension during 24-hour ambulatory monitoring, in a large study reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Researchers develop the first permanent anti-fog coating
Researchers under the supervision of Universite Laval professor Gaétan Laroche have developed the very first permanent anti-fog coating. Dr. Laroche and his colleagues present in the online edition of Applied Materials an ...
Moth eyes inspire antireflective surfaces for military applications
(PhysOrg.com) -- If you look closely at the surface of a moth's cornea, you see that it is comprised of tiny protruding bumps. These bumps exist to keep moths safe from predators by preventing light from reflecting ...
Silicon nanocrystals map location of spreading tumors
Nano-sized fluorescent particles known as quantum dots have shown promise as powerful imaging agents capable of detecting a wide range of diseases, but these nanoparticles are usually made with toxic metals such as cadmium. ...
Fabrication of mosaic nanofilters for molecular transport, separation of macromolecules
A team led by Dr. Sherif El-Safty, Exploratory Materials Research Laboratory for Energy and Environment, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS; Japan), fabricated tight mosaic cage silica nanotubes ...
Heat-resistant ceramic coatings studied
AFOSR-supported research at the University of Arizona is investigating high temperature resistant ceramic coatings that will provide thermal protection for Air Force hypersonic flight vehicles.
All sprayed at once: Ultrathin coatings made through simultaneous spraying of interacting substances
(PhysOrg.com) -- Coatings functionalize surfaces or protect them from processes such as corrosion, abrasion, and weathering, and may provide an aesthetic appearanceautomotive coatings and non-stick frying pans are good ...