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Prof Sun Fei and the new protein-based hydrogel developed by his team
28 Jul 2017
A research team led by Prof SUN Fei, Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has created a new protein-based stimuli-responsive smart hydrogel that could open doors for future material biology and biomedical applications.
25 Jul 2017
A South Korean researcher, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has recently been listed in the 2017 "Highly Prolific Authors" for Nano Letters by ACS Publications.
A new synthesis route for alternative catalysts of noble metals
25 Jul 2017
Researchers have developed a new synthesis route for alternative catalysts of noble metals.
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25 Jul 2017
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has presented a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) which sets a new world-record efficiency performance of 22.1 %.
Grinding chiral crystals of gold and isocyanide complexes caused them to transition into achiral crystals while simultaneously changing their emission properties.
25 Jul 2017
Crystals made from gold complexes change color as they change structure from “chiral” to “achiral” when ground.
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24 Jul 2017
A new flexible material changes its porous nature when exposed to light.
24 Jul 2017
3D-printed, disposable sensors capable of detecting noxious gases and changes in temperature and humidity, could revolutionize environmental monitoring.
Electric-stimuli-responsive porous carbon nanorings with iodine
24 Jul 2017
Scientists at Nagoya University have developed a new way to make stimuli-responsive materials in a predictable manner. They used this method to design a new material, a mixture of carbon nanorings and iodine, which conducts electricity and emits white light when exposed to electricity.
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19 Jul 2017
Multiplex detection of antioxidants / food additives / preservatives in food samples is possible using our newly developed graphite-based nanocomposite electrochemical sensor from used alkaline battery. The chemical sensor not only leads to shorter analysis time but also is a greener chemistry innovation.
A firefly's flash inspires new nanolaser light
16 Jul 2017
KAUST researchers predict that synchronized emissions from new on-chip lasers can produce artificial neural networks at low cost
Nanoparticles take a bite out of infections
10 Jul 2017
Spiky-shaped additives help antimicrobial coatings sense and inhibit bacteria growth on dental devices.
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06 Jul 2017
Korean researcher Sung Jun Lim suggests easy analysis method to identify the structure of semiconductor nanoparticles in solution only by measuring absorption spectrum. It is expected to present a new direction for the studies of the structure and the properties of nanoparticles.
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05 Jul 2017
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) research team developed a novel breed of nanocomposites-inspired sensors which can be sprayed directly on flat or curved engineering structural surfaces, such as train tracks and aeroplane structures.
A zoomed-up image of the atomic arrangement on the LiTi2O4 film surface
04 Jul 2017
Researchers have applied advanced scanning methods to visualize the previously unexplored surface of a superconductor: lithium titanate.
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03 Jul 2017
Flexible microelectrodes embedded in canine nerve bundles show recording success with latest test, bringing the devices a step closer to human application.
02 Jul 2017
Insights into the thermal behavior of metal nitride nanowires could open new avenues in optical electronics.
Splitting Water
02 Jul 2017
A technique to create a material for cost-effective water electrolysis uses a simple chemical method for preparing nickel-based anodes to improve the oxygen-evolution reaction. Efficiency gains like this one developed by KAUST are important in evolving renewable energy.
29 Jun 2017
Controlled rupturing of thin films can make low-cost nanopatterned arrays for solar cells and biomolecular detection.
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29 Jun 2017
Nanoparticles improve the strength of metallic alloys.
29 Jun 2017
Better understanding the principles of silicon etching leads to improved surface patterning
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27 Jun 2017
An international team of scientists have developed a method that allows them to engineer crystals with a large fraction of reactive facets.
Using sunlight to the max
19 Jun 2017
A floating membrane that uses sunlight to evaporate water shows potential for water purification.
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15 Jun 2017
A new technique for manufacturing hybrid silicon lasers paves the way for low-cost, mass-produced photonic devices usable in a range of applications.
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09 Jun 2017
Metal complexes found less stable in catalytic reactions than previously thought, which could warrant re-investigation of several reactions.
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09 Jun 2017
A team of Hokkaido University researchers has developed the world’s first method to achieve the catalytic asymmetric borylation of ketones, a breakthrough expected to facilitate the development of new medicines and functional chemicals.
09 Jun 2017
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has signed cooperation MoU with the Belgian 3D Printing Pioneer, Materialise.
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09 Jun 2017
A research team, led by South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has engineered a new type of carbon nanomaterials, capable of changing shapes and colors depending on the type of solvents used. Their findings appeared in the prestigious journal, Advanced Materials.
06 Jun 2017
Scientists in South Korea have come up with a new method for 3D printing human skin, which both shortens the process and reduces the cost.
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05 Jun 2017
Emerging technologies...that address both performance and cost challenges in CCS, must be accelerated towards implementation...It is key.
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05 Jun 2017
The study demonstrates for the first time a new type of magnetocapacitance, a phenomenon that could be useful in the next generation of spintronic devices.

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