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When it comes to caustic wit and an acid tongue, mind your Ps and Qs

What does the p in pH stand for?

Nanoparticle surfaces play a significant role in complement activation, which is an important component of the innate immune system.

Anthropogenic carbon nanotubes and other carbon nanoparticles have been identified as the major components of PM2.5

Piezoelectric nanomaterials can be used in combination with mechanical cues to stimulate neurons, muscle cells.

The balance of power on the roads - diesel vs EV

Packaging, recycling, waste.

Nanoconfinement and electronic structures of CNTs are promising approaches to control ultrafast water transport.

Facing up to blooming chocolate and global warming.

A doctor should never make aqua regia to dissolve gold.

Nanovesicles based on bio-inspired synthesis simulate the unique properties of natural organisms and structures.

Piezoelectric nanomaterials are attracting strong interest in nanomedicine as nanotransducers acting at the tissue, cellular, and sub-cellular level.

Hay fever incidence is rising does materials science offer any answers?

New class of fluorescent carbon materials, graphene quantum dots (GQDs), have outstanding properties and potential applications.

Understanding the effects of manufactured nanomaterials on human health is crucial.

What might we learn about designing biomimetic materials from the butterfly?

Prof Volker Presser will present at the International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials.

Marcel Pruis, AB-Polymerchemie GmbH, presents Poly-Acrylate Coating/Composites (AB-PAC®) technology.

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