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Degradable plastics

Transforming regular plastics into degradable polymers

Chemists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have devised a method of synthesising polymers that can break down more readily in the body...
IDTechEx experts delve into the world of graphene commercialisation

LED into gold: developments in nanoscience

Research and innovation in the burgeoning field of nanomaterials have produced a range of practical developments, with potential applications from lighting to 3D printing...
Quantum dots

New and improved graphene quantum dots

Dr. Ryohei Mori has created graphene quantum dot + silica based inorganic composite material with improved and more efficient light fastness and heat resistance. Quantum dots...
Solar cell

Improving solar cell efficiency using nanotechnology

A microscopic quantity of two-dimensional titanium carbide called MXene significantly improves collection of electrical charges in a perovskite solar cell. Scientists from NUST MISIS, Russia,...
Nanoparticles

Magnetite nanoparticles market to be worth €79m

The global magnetite nanoparticles market size is expected to reach USD 87.4m (~€79m) by 2025, exhibiting a CAGR of 10.3% over the forecast period. According to a new report...
Nanoscience

NFFA-Europe integrated infrastructure for nanoscience

Researchers in nanoscience, at the Nano Foundries and Fine Analysis, exploit the access to the most advanced combination of methods, tools and facilities. Energy, information...
Nanomaterials

The dark future of nanomaterials

The revolutionary technology discoveries of the next few decades may come from new materials so small they make nanomaterials look gigantic. These new materials will...
Two Graphene Sheets

15 years since innovative experiments on graphene

Graphene is light, flexible, conductive, and one of the strongest materials in the world. And it is right on track to deliver on its...
Raw materials

Developing critical raw materials in Europe

Director-General for the European Commission’s JRC, Vladimír Šucha, explains the role the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials plays in the development of critical...
chemical spill

The fall of the US chemical industry

During August, the US chemical output was lower in all regions, with the largest declines in the north-east and west coast regions. According to the...

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