News tagged with silicon dioxide

New material could help with carbon storage

New research led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemist Xiao Cheng Zeng has led to the discovery of a new material that could have significant implications for a variety of challenges, from carbon dioxide ...

dateFeb 27, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Towards more efficient solar cells

A layer of silicon nanocrystals and erbium ions may help solar cells to extract more energy from the ultraviolet (UV, high-energy) part of the solar spectrum. Experimental physicists from the FOM Foundation, ...

dateAug 13, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Hot nanoparticles for cancer treatments

Nanoparticles have a great deal of potential in medicine: for diagnostics, as a vehicle for active substances or a tool to kill off tumours using heat. ETH Zurich researchers have now developed particles ...

dateMar 24, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Silly Putty material inspires better batteries

Using a material found in Silly Putty and surgical tubing, a group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a new way to make lithium-ion batteries ...

dateMay 15, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Catalyst keeps fruit fresh longer

(Phys.org) —Ripening fruit, vegetables, and flowers release ethylene, which works as a plant hormone. Ethylene accelerates ripening, so other unripened fruit also begins to ripen—fruit and vegetables ...

dateMay 13, 2013 in Materials Science
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