Tag: nanotechnology

Researchers realize world’s thinnest optical hologram with 2-D material monolayer

Posted by on August 19, 2019

Missouri S&T researchers are demonstrating a new concept to reconstruct holographic images by using a single two-dimensional material monolayer with the thickness of less than one nanometer. Their work could lead to the creation of smart watches with holographic displays, printed security cryptograms on bank notes and credit cards, and new possibilities for data storage. […]

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Heng Pan receives NSF CAREER award to advance nanomanufacturing research

Posted by on March 12, 2019

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Dr. Heng Pan, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Missouri S&T, has received a big boost from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his efforts to create large-scale nanostructures from very small nanocrystals. He received a five-year, $500,000 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in support of research to develop a new approach for direct fabrication of functional nanostructures from multiple materials.

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Building better aerogels by crushing them

Posted by on December 4, 2018

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Strong, flexible and ultralight aerogels are used in a wide variety of products, from insulation for offshore oil pipelines to parts for space exploration missions. Now, aerogels are undergoing a paradigm shift due to a breakthrough in the understanding of their mechanical properties at the nanoscale level.

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Missouri S&T biochemical engineer patents low-cost method of removing bacterial toxins from fluids

Posted by on July 12, 2018

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By some estimates, 18 million people die each year from sepsis triggered by endotoxins – fragments of the outer membranes of bacteria. A biochemical engineer at Missouri S&T has patented a method of removing these harmful elements from water and also from pharmaceutical formulations. Her goal: improve drug safety and increase access to clean drinking water in the developing world.
The technique, as outlined in a July 2016 article in the journal Nanotechnology, involves a one-step phase separation method, using a syringe pump, to synthesize the nanoparticles. Those polymer nanoparticles have a high endotoxin removal efficiency of nearly 1 million endotoxin units per milliliter of water, using only a few micrograms of the material.

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New MXene materials could capture wasted frictional energy from smartphones, and more

Posted by on January 31, 2018

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Imagine that every time you tapped out a message on your smartphone, it would create electric power instead of sapping your phone’s battery. That scenario could one day be a reality, according to a researcher at Missouri S&T.

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Simpler process to grow germanium nanowires could improve lithium-ion batteries

Posted by on August 28, 2014

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Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed what they call “a simple, one-step method” to grow nanowires of germanium from an aqueous solution. Their process could make it more feasible to use germanium in lithium-ion batteries.

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Lungs may suffer when certain elements go nano

Posted by on January 27, 2014

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Nanoparticles are used in all kinds of applications — electronics, medicine, cosmetics, even environmental clean-ups. More than 2,800 commercially available applications are now based on nanoparticles, and by 2017, the field is expected to bring in nearly $50 billion worldwide.

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Researchers design nanometer-scale material that can speed up, squeeze light

Posted by on April 27, 2013

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In a process comparable to squeezing an elephant through a pinhole, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have designed a way to engineer atoms capable of funneling light through ultra-small channels.

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Missouri S&T students learn nanobiotechnology in Taiwan

Posted by on June 20, 2008

Pairing quantum dots with a protein transporter, a group of students from Missouri University of Science and Technology hopes to develop a more effective and efficient drug delivery method.

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UMR chemist is one of 15 to receive international Nano 50 award

Posted by on June 14, 2007

Dr. Nicholas Leventis, professor of chemistry at the University of Missouri-Rolla, is one of 15 innovators included in the 2007 Nano 50 Awards presented by Nanotech Briefs magazine, the publication announced Thursday, June 14. Leventis is being recognized for his groundbreaking research in the development of polymer cross-linked aerogels.

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