Saturday, July 11, 2020

Materials & Nanotechnology News

SciTech Europa brings you the latest Materials & Nanotechnology News from across the field of European Science & Technology Research, Development and Innovation.

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...
Structure, Graphene

Using graphene in the production of supercapacitors

First Graphene Ltd has gained an exclusive licensing agreement with the University of Manchester in order to develop graphene-hybrid materials to be use in...
SMEs Graphenea

The Graphene Flagship means business

SciTech welcomes Rebecca Waters, from Graphene Flagship, to explain how profitable businesses have spawned from graphene-based research. Leiden University spin-off, Crucell, is a world-famous biotechnology company. Johnson...
Nanotechnology

2D material 100 times more efficient than graphene

Researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered that atomically thin micas are excellent proton conductors. Atomically thin micas are commonly found in soil and could...
Nano-materials

Efficient catalysis from heterophase nano-structures

Areas like the chemical industry and the oil refining industry depend on selective catalysis. Due to this the development of highly efficient catalysts has...
Paper packaging

Inside EIT Food’s fight against plastic pollution

EIT have released a new initiative in order to develop sustainable and practical paper-based food packaging in order to reduce the world’s plastic pollution. Although...
Single layer 2D material

New way of synthesising 2D materials

New research conducted by the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester has developed a new method of synthesising 2D materials. These 2D materials are thought to...
Colour changing skin

Artificial ‘chameleon skin’ that changes colour

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed an artificial ‘chameleon skin’. Once exposed to light the material changes colour. Researchers believe that this...
Graphene testing

Finland’s vital role in the production of graphene

Finland offers an extensive contribution to graphene research through European project, the Graphene Flagship. From the joint interest of Nokia and Finnish research institutes, soon...

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