Chemists design 'smart' nanoparticles to improve drug delivery, DNA self-assembly
A team of chemists in SU's College of Arts and Scientists has used a temperature-sensitive polymer to regulate DNA interactions in both a DNA-mediated assembly system and a DNA-encoded drug-delivery system.
Scientists propose 'hidden' 3D optical data storage technique
Smart, self-healing hydrogels open new possibilities in medicine, engineering
University of California, San Diego bioengineers have developed a self-healing hydrogel that binds in seconds, as easily as Velcro, and forms a bond strong enough to withstand repeated stretching. The material ...
Study demonstrates desalination with nanoporous graphene membrane
Less than 1 percent of Earth's water is drinkable. Removing salt and other minerals from our biggest available source of water—seawater—may help satisfy a growing global population thirsty for fresh water ...
Stretchable graphene transistors overcome limitations of other materials
New stretchable solar cells will power artificial electronic 'super skin'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Ultrasensitive electronic skin developed by Stanford researcher Zhenan Bao is getting even better. Now she's demonstrated that it can detect chemicals and biological molecules, in addition ...
Single molecule electronics and 'chemical soldering'
New hybrid material simplifies organic transistor design
Evolutionary oomph: Researchers describe way to create synthetic polymers using genetic coding in DNA
Scientists may soon be able to turn to one of the most powerful forces in biology—evolution—to help in their quest to develop new synthetic polymers.
Team achieves more efficient gas separations using new polymer that selectively sieves gas molecules
A new polymer developed by researchers at Cardiff University may lead to more efficient large-scale separation of gas mixtures for chemical engineering and energy generation.
New insights on an old polymer material, Nafion, will enable design of better batteries
Designing new materials depends upon understanding the properties of today's materials. One such material, Nafion, is a polymer that efficiently conducts ions (a polymer electrolyte) and water through its ...
New ways to stretch DNA and other organic molecules
By taking advantage of the unique patterns generated when two immiscible fluids flow together, scientists have developed a new tool for studying tiny biomolecules.
Scientists Study How to Stack the Deck for Organic Solar Power
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new class of economically viable solar power cells--cheap, flexible and easy to make--has come a step closer to reality as a result of recent work at the National Institute of Standards ...
Invention jet prints nanostructures with self-assembling material
A multi-institutional team of engineers has developed a new approach to the fabrication of nanostructures for the semiconductor and magnetic storage industries. This approach combines top-down advanced ink-jet ...