Revolutionary molecular device unleashes potential for targeted drug delivery and self-healing materials

In a new breakthrough that could revolutionise medical and material engineering, scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind molecular device that controls the release of multiple small molecules using force. Revolutionary molecular device unleashes potential for targeted drug delivery and self-healing materials. Image credit: Prof De Bo, The University of Manchester The researchers from The University of Manchester […]

Tackling cancer at the nanoscale

When Paula Hammond first arrived on MIT’s campus as a first-year student in the early 1980s, she wasn’t sure if she belonged. In fact, as she told an MIT audience, she felt like “an imposter.” MIT Institute Professor Paula Hammond, a world-renowned chemical engineer who has spent most of her academic career at MIT, delivered […]

A new fullertube molecule is found

For years, C130 fullertubes—molecules made up of 130 carbon atoms—have existed only in theory. Now, leading an international team of scientists, an UdeM doctoral student in physics has successfully shown them in real life – and even managed to capture some in a photograph. Illustration of the discovery of the C130-D5h molecule, published on the cover […]

A new world of 2D material is opening up

Materials that are incredibly thin, only a few atoms thick, exhibit unique properties that make them appealing for energy storage, catalysis and water purification. Researchers at Linköping University have now developed a method that enables the synthesis of hundreds of new 2D materials. Their study has been published in the journal Science. In a film […]

Researcher explores use of DNA nanotechnology to regenerate teeth

Researchers in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry are exploring using DNA nanotechnology to regenerate biologic materials – including teeth. Mercedes Ing, who is currently in her first year of the faculty’s pediatric graduate dentistry program, is taking research related to bone regeneration that’s being conducted by a PhD student in the faculty and applying it […]

Challenge: Removing Metal Impurities in Carbon Nanotubes

NineSigma, representing an integrated petrochemical company, invites proposals for technologies that will enable removal of metal impurities, mainly iron, in a carbon nanomaterial. NineSigma’s client is open to solutions which will contribute to reaching total metal content levels below 100 ppm. A fragment of a graphene nanotube – artistic interpretation. Image credit: CoolVid-Shows via Pixabay, free license […]