Nanofiber carpet could lead to new sticky or insulating surfaces

By |2018-12-12T09:55:08-04:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Inspired by the extraordinary characteristics of polar bear fur, lotus leaves and gecko feet, engineering researchers have developed a new way to make arrays of nanofibers that could bring us coatings that are sticky, repellent, insulating or light emitting, among other possibilities.

‘Smart skin’ simplifies spotting strain in structures

By |2018-11-28T10:49:39-04:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

A 'smart skin' employs the unique fluorescent characteristics of carbon nanotubes to quickly assess strain in materials. The method is intended for aircraft, spacecraft and critical infrastructures in which mechanical strain needs to be monitored.

Watching nanoparticles: Researchers make movies of photochemistry in single nanoparticles

By |2018-11-15T14:54:36-04:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Stanford researchers retooled an electron microscope to work with visible light and gas flow, making it possible to watch a photochemical reaction as it swept across a nanoparticle the size of a single cold virus.

Go to Top