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Nanomaterials news, March 2014

Researchers have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with an efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters.

Rice scientists mixed very low concentrations of diamond particles with mineral oil to test the nanofluid’s thermal conductivity and more.

Danish scientists observed the growth of nanoparticles live. The study shows how tungsten oxide nanoparticles are forming from solution.

Scientists have made the first 3D observations of how the structure of a lithium-ion battery anode evolves at the nanoscale in a real battery cell.

Star Trek's "tricorder" performs chemical analysis for a range of applications including medical testing, explosives detection and food safety.

Researchers have demonstrated that vertically aligned carbon nanofibers (VACNFs) can be manufactured using ambient air.

Researchers have achieved new levels of performance for seed-free and substrate-free arrays of nanowires.

Simple and fast way of making TiO2 nanocrystals could mean long-lasting anodes for next generation high-power Li-ion batteries, according to researchers.

A recent study has developed a mobile app (Spectral Analyser) that allows users to link with cloud-based technology to download spectra to mobile devices.

The idea for nanobionic plants grew out of a project in Strano’s lab to build self-repairing solar cells modeled on plant cells.

A lab has devised a system where microcapsules are filled with a disordered solution of even smaller particles suspended in water.

An optical switch could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles.

Exploring the role of research in innovation.

Research on six polymeric NPs: gelatin, chitosan, alginate, poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA), PLGA–chitosan and PLGA–poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG).

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have created a stable two-dimensional electron gas in strontium titanate.

Researchers have developed a material that could help prevent blood clots.

Researchers have demonstrated the ability to use near-field optical tweezers to trap a nano-size object and manipulate it in the 3 dimensions of space.

Top 10 Materials News from February 2014

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