Cut flowers last longer with silver nanotechnology
Once cut and dunked in a vase of water, flowers are susceptible to bacterial growth that shortens the length of time one has to enjoy the blooms. A few silver nanoparticles sprinkled into the water, might be the answer to ...
Researchers boost electron energy loss spectroscopy signal using silver nanoparticles
Chemical reaction yields 'tapes' of porphin molecules
Dr. Wilhelm Auwärter and his team are working on a research project to develop tiny flat molecule tapes at the Department of Physics of Technische Universität München (TUM). These structures could find ...
Silver in the washing machine: Nanocoatings release almost no nanoparticles
The antibacterial properties of silver-coated textiles are popular in the fields of sport and medicine. A team at Empa has now investigated how different silver coatings behave in the washing machine, and ...
Silver lining found for making new drugs
Chemists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new chemical to aid drug manufacturing processes, making it more environmentally-friendly and easier to scale up for industry.
Targeting tumors using silver nanoparticles
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have designed a nanoparticle that has a couple of unique—and important—properties. Spherical in shape and silver in composition, it is encased in a shell coated with a peptide ...
Leaving the islands: Desorption of oxygen molecules from silver surface visualized
In a recent study involving Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers, the desorption of oxygen molecules from a silver surface was successfully visualized for the first time. The effects account ...
New antibacterial fabric could revolutionise infection control
(Phys.org) —RMIT researchers have developed a new antibacterial fabric that can kill a range of infectious bacteria, such as E coli, within 10 minutes.
Novel system uses microbes to treat, extract power from wastewater
Each day, breweries and wineries produce thousands of gallons of wastewater, which is either poured down the drain or shipped to treatment facilities at a high cost to the companies.
Anti-counterfeit 'fingerprints' made from silver nanowires
Unique patterns made from tiny, randomly scattered silver nanowires have been created by a group of researchers from South Korea in an attempt to authenticate goods and tackle the growing problem of counterfeiting.
Researchers devise new, stretchable antenna for wearable health monitoring
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, stretchable antenna that can be incorporated into wearable technologies, such as health monitoring devices.
Diagnosing diseases in real time with smartphones
Smartphones are capable of giving us directions when we're lost, sending photos and videos to our friends in mere seconds, and even helping us find the best burger joint in a three-mile radius. But University ...
Argonne scientists are first to grow graphene on silver
(Phys.org) —Silver, meet graphene. Super strong, super light, near totally transparent and one of the best conductors of electricity ever discovered, graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms that ...
More dangerous chemicals in everyday life: Now experts warn against nanosilver
Endocrine disrupters are not the only worrying chemicals that ordinary consumers are exposed to in everyday life. Also nanoparticles of silver, found in e.g. dietary supplements, cosmetics and food packaging, now worry scientists. ...