Navigation Links
NTU scientist develops a multi-purpose wonder material to tackle enviromental challenges
Date:3/20/2013

bandages

With its anti-microbial properties and low cost, the membrane can also be used to make breathable anti-bacterial bandages, which would not only prevent infections and tackle infection at open wounds, but also promote healing by allowing oxygen to permeate through the plaster.

The membrane's material properties are also similar to polymers used to make plastic bandages currently sold on the market.

Producing low-cost flexible solar cells

Prof Sun's research projects have shown out that when treated with other materials or made into another form such as crystals, titanium dioxide can have other uses, such as in solar cells.

By making a black titanium dioxide polycrystalline sheet, Prof Sun's team was able to make a flexible solar-cell which can generate electricity from the sun's rays.

Producing longer lasting lithium ion batteries

Concurrently, Prof Sun has another team working on developing the black titanium dioxide nanomaterial to be used in Lithium ion batteries commonly used in electronic devices.

Preliminary results from thin coin-like lithium ion batteries, have shown that when titanium dioxide sphere-like nanoparticles modified with carbon are used as the anode (negative pole), it can double the capacity of the battery. This gives such batteries a much longer lifespan before it is fully drained. The results were featured prominently in a highly respected Journal of Materials Chemistry on its cover page last year.

Next step commercialisation

Prof Sun and his team of 20, which includes 6 undergraduates, 10 PhD students and 4 researchers, are now working to further develop the material while concurrently spinning off a start-up company to commercialise the product.

They are also looking to collaborate with commercial partners to speed up the commercialisation process.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06804
Nanyang Technological University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. U of T scientists map genome that causes Dutch Elm Disease
2. Scientists discover novel chemical that controls cell behavior
3. 87 scientists elected to the American Academy of Microbiology
4. New book celebrates women scientists in the Americas
5. Stanford scientists calculate the carbon footprint of grid-scale battery technologies
6. Scientists discover distant relatives of gardeners friend
7. Monell scientists help identify a missing link in taste perception
8. UF scientists discover new crocodilian, hippo-like species from Panama
9. UT Southwestern scientists make mouse model of human cancer, demonstrate cure
10. Dartmouth neuroscientist finds free will has neural basis
11. Sea lamprey genome mapped with help from scientists at OU
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
NTU scientist develops a multi-purpose wonder material to tackle enviromental challenges
(Date:7/25/2014)... molecular testing panel developed at UPMC greatly increases ... for patients with thyroid nodules and cancer, report ... (UPCI), partner with UPMC CancerCenter., The test, available ... diagnostic testing agencies, improved the chances of patients ... according to the study published this month in ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 2014 -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KERX) (the "Company") announced ... control Phase 3 study of Zerenex (ferric citrate), the ... treatment of hyperphosphatemia in patients with end-stage renal disease ... iRon delivery with FErric CiTrate in EsrD) was published ... Society of Nephrology ( JASN ). ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... disturbance has different effects on different species of ... Universities of Bristol and Exeter which tested fish ... to a flying seagull predator model when exposed ... in European minnows. , Lead author Dr ... said: "Noise levels in many aquatic environments have ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Test increases odds of correct surgery for thyroid cancer patients 2Test increases odds of correct surgery for thyroid cancer patients 3Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) long-term Phase 3 study results published in JASN 2Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) long-term Phase 3 study results published in JASN 3Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) long-term Phase 3 study results published in JASN 4
... conditions based on results from the previous day,s sample. Scientists ... lab to culture them for analysis a process that ... engineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and ... concentrations to under one hour, through the development of a ...
... A new University of Illinois study touts the ... for starterssaying that it reduces the inflammation associated with ... fiber changes the personality of immune cellsthey go from ... help us recover faster from infection," said Gregory Freund, ...
... CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 2, 2010 Fictional candy maker ... chocolate eggs from bad, an eggucator. Likewise, by determining ... discard, scientists are aiming to find their own golden ... Toward that end, Harvard researchers and a team ...
Cached Biology News:UCLA engineers develop faster method to detect bacterial contamination in coastal waters 2UCLA engineers develop faster method to detect bacterial contamination in coastal waters 3An apple a day? Study shows soluble fiber boosts immune system 2An apple a day? Study shows soluble fiber boosts immune system 3Sorting device for analyzing biological reactions puts the power of a lab in a researcher’s pocket 2Sorting device for analyzing biological reactions puts the power of a lab in a researcher’s pocket 3
(Date:7/24/2014)... -- ECC West Africa, LLC (ECC) signed a contract in ... Hospital (UCH) Ibadan Board of Management for the first ... and operate and maintain a new, state-of-the-art Cancer Institute ... first of the 4-phase project, ECC will conduct feasibility ... Ibadan intends to finance and develop the Cancer Institute ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... have yet to materialise. Yet, scientists are making ... computers faster. One such approach relies on quantum ... applying an electric field. A new study demonstrates ... quantum dots (TQDs) with electrical impulses can help ... should TQDs be used as quantum information units, ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... report to their offering.  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... vitro growth of plant or animal cells for several ... Cell culture is a crucial step in tissue engineering ... consumables are necessary for the in vitro production of ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014 SRI International ... with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ... conduct preclinical development of potential therapies for HIV infection ... to treat HIV and AIDS and the complications and ... microbicides for preventing sexual transmission of HIV. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ECC Signs a Contract for the Finance, Design, and Construction of a Premier Cancer Institute in Ibadan, Nigeria 2Global Cell Culture Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, EMD, GE Healthcare, Lonza Group, Sigma Aldrich and Thermo Fisher Scientific 2National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Awards SRI International Contract to Study New Therapies for HIV and AIDS 2National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Awards SRI International Contract to Study New Therapies for HIV and AIDS 3
... , , , LEXINGTON, Mass. ... holding gmbh announced today the launch of the first human cancer ... targeted Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS). The new catalog cancer biochip features 115 ... of cancer by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. , ...
... , , RARITAN, N.J., July 13 ... can accurately predict the prognosis and survival in patients ... published report in the July 10 issue of the ... retrospective study compared how well CTCs and a more ...
... , SAN MARINO, Calif., July 13 ... compounds for HIV/AIDS, autoimmune diseases, and cancer, has retired the majority ... other debt and recently issued new shares. , ... financing through the issuance of shares. This transaction originally was disclosed ...
Cached Biology Technology:First Catalog Cancer Biochip for Sequence Capture Now Available from febit 2Monitoring Circulating Tumor Cells With the CellSearch(R) System Can Predict Prognosis in Metastatic Breast Cancer 2Monitoring Circulating Tumor Cells With the CellSearch(R) System Can Predict Prognosis in Metastatic Breast Cancer 3Monitoring Circulating Tumor Cells With the CellSearch(R) System Can Predict Prognosis in Metastatic Breast Cancer 4Viral Genetics Retires Nearly $3.5 Million Convertible Debt and Provides Updates on Capital Structure and Stock Issuances 2Viral Genetics Retires Nearly $3.5 Million Convertible Debt and Provides Updates on Capital Structure and Stock Issuances 3
... number is a new product number, created ... showing no availability yet, please order under ... customer service for assistance. ID ... D H 100 20 mm ...
BD BioCoat Gelatin 100 mm Culture Dishes, tissue-culture treated polystyrene with a uniform application of gelatin....
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a full length recombinant ATF3. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = ATF3...
... Delivers 4,600 to Over 3 Million Genotypes ... is capable of performing 4,600 to over ... the GenomeLab family of products*, this automated, ... 48 SNPs in each well of an ...
Biology Products: