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Materials & Nanotechnology News

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

imec's 2Dfun with graphene for high-volume industrial production

imec’s 2Dfun with graphene for high-volume industrial production

imec’s Matty Caymax comments on the progress of 2Dfun, a project which aims at manufacturing and integration processes for a dielectric/transition metal dichalcogenide/graphene platform,...
How to shrink 3D objects to the nanoscale: the new MIT discovery

How to shrink 3D objects to the nanoscale: the new MIT discovery

It is possible to shrink 3D objects of nearly any shape to the nanoscale. MIT researchers have invented a method to do this and can...

Opening the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre

The Duke of York has officially opened the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre at The University of Manchester. The Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) is a...
Using electrospinning for musculoskeletal tissue engineering

Using electrospinning for musculoskeletal tissue engineering

The high failure rates of rotator cuff operative techniques has caused researchers to investigate the potential of electrospinning for musculoskeletal tissue engineering in the field...
The new nanometric device to reproduce brain synapses

The new nanometric device to reproduce brain synapses

Reproducing brain synapses to emulate the human brain is essential for developing artificial intelligence, and can be done using a nanometric device. A new study...
Creating sensitive robots with an artificial soft skin and flexible electronics

Creating sensitive robots with an artificial soft skin and flexible electronics

An artificial soft skin with flexible electronics can be used to improve the sensitivity of robots to their surroundings. King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) researchers...
EspLORE: carbon atomic wires and the future of carbon nanomaterials

EspLORE: carbon atomic wires and the future of carbon nanomaterials

The ERC EspLORE project aims at addressing the potential of carbon atomic wires to develop novel functional coatings for advanced technology applications. Carbon is cheap...
Wood-based products: is wood the material of the future?

Wood-based products: is wood the material of the future?

Professor Frédéric Pichelin discusses some of the ways in which wood can come to replace other materials across a wide range of sectors and...
‘Patient-on-a-chip’: solving the drug testing dilemma

‘Patient-on-a-chip’: solving the drug testing dilemma

Creating a miniaturised copy of your body on a microfluidic chip followed by disease induction will disrupt the current drug testing dilemma. The average success...
Perovskite solar cells: efforts to boost performance

Perovskite solar cells: efforts to boost performance

Professor Adélio Mendes speaks to SciTech Europa Quarterly about the challenges involved in boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells. During the European Materials Research...

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