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Nanocomposite in Medical News

ACS PressPac -- Dec. 10, 2008

...ial solution with development of calcium phosphate nanocomposite particles (CPNPs). The particles are soluble and ...arch Foundation has licensed the calcium phosphate nanocomposite particle technology known as "NanoJackets" to Keys...RTICLE #3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Calcium Phosphate nanocomposite Particles for In Vitro Imaging and Encapsulated Ch...

Winners Announced in 2008 Collegiate Inventors Competition(R)

...s year's winners include graduate student Paul Podsiadlo of The University of Michigan for his Ultra Strong and Stiff, Optically Transparent Plastic nanocomposite and Greg Schroll of Massachusetts Institute of Technology , who created a new spherical robot with potential to drastically advance safety and techno...

New nanotech products hitting the market at the rate of 3-4 per week

... PEN inventory, including the Hummer H2. General Motors Corporation bills the H2 as having a cargo bed that uses about seven pounds of molded in color nanocomposite parts for its trim, center bridge, sail panel and box rail protector. Nanoscale silver is the most cited nanomaterial used. It is found in 143 pr...

Novel Light Weight Polymers Made Up of Carbon Nanotubes

... In response, Gupta led a team that has developed an ultra-lightweight nanocomposite that outperforms conventional shielding. This new nanocomposite material is a mixture of plastic, carbon nanotubes and a foaming agent, mak...

Nanocomposite Labeled Cancer Cells Targeted and Destroyed by Using Lasers

... A nanocomposite particle can be constructed so that it has a mix of properties that would n...ith a laser. For regarding the creation and characterization of a dendrimer nanocomposite (DNC) matrix containing silver clusters that can be used to target and dest...
Nanocomposite in Biological News

Collegiate Inventors Competition recognizes top student inventors

...f appropriate antibiotics. Paul Podsiadlo, University of Michigan (Advisor: Nicholas Kotov) Ultra-strong and Stiff, Optically Transparent Plastic nanocomposite An ultra-strong, transparent plastic sheet with properties approaching the values of steel and its alloys. "This year's finalists are immersed in...

Reversible 3-D cell culture gel invented

...Y.S. Pek, A. C. A. Wan, A. Shekaran, L. Zhuo and J. Y. Ying, "A Thixotropic nanocomposite Gel for Three-Dimensional Cell Culture"), IBN's novel gel media has the u...tate is known as thixotropy. IBN's thixotropic gel is synthesized from a nanocomposite of silica and polyethylene glycol (PEG) under room temperature, without spe...

ST Kinetics and NTU set up Southeast Asia's first cold spray research center

... ST Kinetics Plant. The centre houses a sophisticated cold spray facility, where substantive research outcomes in metallic and polymeric-based ceramic nanocomposite coatings have already been achieved. ...

New horizons in modelling surface processes

...ggers an injury response to start blood clotting in the implants. Now, a UCL team led by Professor Alexander Seifalian has created a new generation of nanocomposite materials known as UCL-NanoTM for use in heart surgery. These nanomaterials overcome previous problems such as the risk of thrombosis (blood clottin...

Story tips from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2007

...hysics, Enis Tuncer of the Applied Superconductivity Group in ORNLs Fusion Energy Division describes a new technique he developed for manufacture of a nanocomposite material that holds promise in cryogenic high voltage applications. The project is supported through Laboratory Directed Research and Development fund...

Beyond batteries: Storing power in a sheet of paper

... project are outlined in the paper Flexible Energy Storage Devices Based on nanocomposite Paper published Aug. 13 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scien... looks, feels, and weighs the same as paper. The creation of this unique nanocomposite paper drew from a diverse pool of disciplines, requiring expertise in mater...

Bones at the nanoscale

...tribute to medical as well as technological developments: "The outcome of this research may contribute to a future development of bio-inspired and new nanocomposite materials. On a medical level, it may help to understand how a molecular level change can make whole bones more prone to frac-ture in diseases like os...
Nanocomposite in Biological Technology

Collegiate Inventors Competition(R) Recognizes Top Student Inventors

...of appropriate antibiotics. Paul Podsiadlo, University of Michigan (Advisor: Nicholas Kotov) Ultra-strong and Stiff, Optically Transparent Plastic nanocomposite - An ultra-strong, transparent plastic sheet with properties approaching the values of steel and its alloys. "This year's finalists are immersed in ...

By adding graphene, researchers create superior polymer

...ould be used in everything from airplanes to solar cells. The polymer, a nanocomposite that incorporates functionalized, exfoliated graphene sheets, even conducts...anoparticle surfaces in a percolating network structure. The new polymer nanocomposite based on graphene also exhibited the same or superior thermal and mechanica...

Carbon nanotube measurements: latest in NIST 'how-to' series

...onic, thermal, optical and mechanical properties they are being studied for a wideand expandingrange of applications, including ultrastrong fibers for nanocomposite materials, circuit elements in molecular electronics, hydrogen storage components for fuel cells and light sources for compact, efficient flat-panel d...

Researchers engineer new polymers to change their stiffness and strength when exposed to liquids

...ucumber in his aquarium. Marine biologists have shown in earlier studies that the switching effect in the biological tissue is derived from a distinct nanocomposite structure in which highly rigid collagen nanofibers are embedded in a soft connective tissue. The stiffness is mediated by specific chemicals that are...

New nanostructured thin film shows promise for efficient solar energy conversion

...sensitized with quantum dots. When tested, the new nanocomposite material performed better than predicted--as if th...lia, Mexico. Zhang's team characterized the new nanocomposite material using a broad range of tools, including a...t embedded with cadmium selenide quantum dots, the nanocomposite showed higher performance, as measured by the "inc...

Researchers measure carbon nanotube interaction

...ience. The ability to measure interactions on a single functional group level could eliminate much of the guess work that goes into the design of new nanocomposite materials, nanosensors, or molecular assemblies, which in turn could help in building better and stronger materials, and more sensitive devices and se...
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