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Drug Eluting Nanostructured Coatings Enable Targeted Drug Therapy for Orthopedic Patients

Drug delivery systems have progressed from the teaspoon to time-release capsules to drug-eluting stents . Nanotechnology promises yet another advance by delivering therapeutic agents at desired rates exactly where needed in the body. In a paper presented at the NSTI Nanotech 2007 Confere...

Novel hydrogel systems for dentin regeneration

...mineralization (in the case of bone). The most promising among the new generation of delivery systems are synthetic peptide hydrogels, which provide a nanostructured matrix highly similar to natural matrix. Short peptides can be designed to self-assemble into nanofibers, form macroscopic gels, and entrap living cel...

Manhattan Scientifics Acquires Metallicum, Inc.

...7 has about 100,000 pounds of titanium in its construction. We believe our nano metals could reduce that weight by about 5% or 5,000 pounds."(1) The nanostructured metals have wide implications for use in the medical device and prosthetics industries including dental implants, replacements for hips, shoulders, kn...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- Feb. 27, 2008

...port an advance in replacing the single most expensive component of a cutting-edge family of solar cells with less costly material. These so-called nanostructured dye solar cells (DSCs) are a relatively new family of photovoltaic devices. Their simple manufacturing methods are hoped to lead to lower production c...

Argonne's Blue Gene/P to host large cadre of INCITE researchers

...and Challenges in the chemical sciences. Christopher Wolverton of Northwestern University was awarded 1 million hours to rationally design novel nanostructured hydrogen storage materials with fast (de)hydrogenation kinetics and favorable thermodynamics. David Baker of the University of Washington was aw...
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Facile synthesis of nanoparticles with multiple functions advanced in Singapore

... nanostructured materials have garnered great interest worldwide due to their unique size-dependent properties for chemical, electronic, structural, medical and consu...

Case Western Reserve researchers develop 'wireless' activation of brain circuits

...lity," they said" Hopefully, the same thing can happen in the brain." The researchers' paper, "Wireless Activation of Neurons in Brain Slices Using nanostructured Semiconductor Photoelectrodes," is the first report of brain stimulation using light-activated semiconductor nanoparticles. This research study was p...

Simplicity is crucial to design optimization at nanoscale

...y explain why many engineered materials are not yet capable of combining disparate properties such as robustness and strength. "Only a few specific nanostructured arrangements provide the basis for optimal material performance, and this must be incorporated in the material design process," said Buehler. ...

Stanford launches $100 million initiative to tackle energy issues

...nto electricity and supplying it through a much improved electric grid. The new center will allow us to expand significantly our effort to develop new nanostructured materials for solar energy and energy storage and to work on the host of social, market and policy issues involved in the needed transition to energy ...

ORNL nanotechnologies big winners in DOE call

.... The awards are for the following projects: nanostructured superhydrophobic coatings. The goal of this proje...tion and corrosion resistance. Self-assembled nanostructured carbon. Novel carbon materials developed at ORNL ...his project. Microwave and beam activation of nanostructured catalysts. A potential bottleneck in the heavy cr...

Air-purifying church windows early nanotechnology

... art, and long life of the colours, but little did they realise that these works of art are also, in modern language, photocatalytic air purifier with nanostructured gold catalyst," Professor Zhu said. He said tiny particles of gold, energised by the sun, were able to destroy air-borne pollutants like volatile o...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 16, 2008

...ien Reboud explain that the new device uses an existing method for detecting DNA, proteins or cells based on their interaction with light shown on the nanostructured surface when these materials come into contact with it. Most existing biosensors of this type require the use of an external power source, a complex a...

Multitasking nanotechnology

...thanks to research supported by the European Science Foundation (ESF) through the EUROCORES programne SONS 2 (Self-Organised NanoStructures). These nanostructured layers may one day be used to build the components of electronics devices, such as transistors and switches, for a future generation of powerful compu...

Prof. David Kisailus studies engineering and invention on the half-shell

...ead of commuting to the coast, the researchers have brought the oceans to UCR in a unique 500-gallon seawater system that dominates the Biomimetic and nanostructured Materials Laboratory, offering homes for both coldwater (60 degrees Fahrenheit) and tropical (80 degrees Fahrenheit) species. While some people ...

New technology sharpens X-ray vision

...ilities like the PSIs 300m-diameter, $200 million synchrotron. With the new nanostructured gratings described in this research, published online January 20 in Nature ...ent. Our new technique uses novel x-ray optical components, in the form of nanostructured gratings, that permit the use of a broad energy spectrum, including the sta...
Nanostructured in Biological Technology

New nanostructured thin film shows promise for efficient solar energy conversion

SANTA CRUZ, CA--In the race to make solar cells cheaper and more efficient, many researchers and start-up companies are betting on new designs that exploit nanostructures--materials engineered on the scale of a billionth of a meter. Using nanotechnology, researchers can experiment with and control...

NIST team develops novel method for nanostructured polymer thin films

All researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) wanted was a simple, quick method for making thin films of block copolymers or BCPs (chemically distinct polymers linked together) in order to have decent samples for taking measurements important to the microelectronics ...

Plastics that convert light to electricity could have a big impact

... of which materials created under which conditions are most likely to meet the 10 percent efficiency goal. As researchers approach that threshold, nanostructured plastic solar cells could be put into use on a broad scale, he said. As a start, they could be incorporated into purses or backpacks to charge cellula...

New geothermal heat extraction process to deliver clean power generation

...erground rock, the thermal-cycling of the biphasic fluid will power a turbine to generate electricity. To aid in efficiency, scientists have added nanostructured metal-organic heat carriers, or MOHCs, which boost the power generation capacity to near that of a conventional steam cycle. McGrail cited PNNL's nano...

NIH funds support UAB joint replacement research

...Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) research into a unique nanostructured coating to improve the performance and longevity o...int replacements. "We have been researching our nanostructured multilayer diamond coating for a number of years i...ators should strongly indicate how well the team's nanostructured multilayer diamond coatings reduce the friction an...

Nanopillars promise cheap, efficient, flexible solar cells

...d at six percent, which while less than the 10 to 18 percent range of mass-produced commercial cells is higher than most photovoltaic devices based on nanostructured materials even though the nontransparent copper-gold electrodes on top of the Javey group's test device cut its efficiency by 50 percent. In future, ...

SRNL to study applicability of solar cell coatings

...eng Jiang of the University of Florida, SRNL's Dr. Marie Kane is evaluating nanostructured coatings to determine the readiness of this new approach for increasing the...icon solar cell. The SRNL project includes durability testing of these nanostructured coatings applied to various solar cell substrates to determine the feasibil...

Fitting pieces for biosensors

...rs at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) describe the methods used to obtain aptamers. A newly-approved project aims to develop new nanostructured biosensors to measure harmful substances in water. The term aptamer means something like "fitting pieces" (from the Latin word aptus, meaning to f...

Professors Raphael Haftka and C. T. Sun to receive AIAA-ASC James H. Starnes Jr. Award

...thwestern University, and joined the faculty at Purdue University in 1968. His research interests include composite materials, fracture mechanics, and nanostructured materials. ...

Professors Raphael Haftka and C. T. Sun to receive AIAA-ASC James H. Starnes, Jr. Award

...thwestern University, and joined the faculty at Purdue University in 1968. His research interests include composite materials, fracture mechanics, and nanostructured materials. ...
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