Nanomaterials
See the Nanomaterials category for an exhaustive list of articles related to this subject. What follows is an introduction.Nanomaterials describe, in principle, materials of which a single unit is si...
Spider eyes inspire a new kind of depth-sensing camera
As robots and gadgets continue to pervade our everyday lives, they increasingly need to see in 3D — but as evidenced by the notch in your iPhone, depth-sensing cameras are still pretty bulky. A new ap...
Is This New Super Carbon Better Than Graphene?
Scientists have been searching for schwarzites for decades, here’s how their discovery could change our world. How Supercapacitors Could Make Batteries a Thing of the Past - https://youtu.be/GeSvErq...
New metamaterial enhances natural cooling without power input
Thin glass-polymer sheet increases passive radiative cooling
A Freaky Anti-Rubber Is Weirding Scientists Out
Auxetics are a class of materials whose curious and complex properties have excited researchers for decades.
LIGHT GOES INFINITELY FAST WITH NEW ON-CHIP MATERIAL
Electrons are so 20th century. In the 21st century, photonic devices, which use light to transport large amounts of information quickly, will enhance or even replace the electronic devices that are ub...
'Water-oozing' nanorods could be used to harvest water from the air
Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory accidentally created nanorods that expel water as humidity rises.
This New Graphene Material Called Diamene Turns Harder Than Diamond When It's Hit By A Bullet
Scientists have created a new material called diamene, which promises to be as flexible as tin foil but hard enough to stop a bullet....
Dirty To Drinkable-Engineers Develop Novel Hybrid Nanomaterials To Transform Water
A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water, and it could be a global game-changer.
3D graphene has 5% of the weight and 10x the strength of steel
A team of MIT engineers has successfully designed a new 3-D material with five percent the density of steel and ten times the strength, making it one of the ...
Slicing Ice With Your Fingers (and a bit of graphene)!
The heat generated by your fingers is enough to slice through ice like butter...
How To Make Graphene
Since its discovery a decade ago, scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the wonder material that could replace silicon in electronics, increase the efficiency of batteries, the durability ...
A Metal That Behaves Like Water
Graphene is going to change the world — or so we’ve been told. Since its discovery a decade ago, scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the wonder material that could replace silicon in ele...
Completely New Kind Of Polymer Could Lead To Artificial Muscles, Self-Repairing Materials
Hybrid polymers could lead to new concepts in self-repairing materials, drug delivery and artificial muscles. Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver something to the environment and t...
Researchers Create Exceptionally Strong And Lightweight New Metal
To create the super-strong but lightweight metal, the team found a new way to disperse and stabilize nanoparticles in molten metals. They also developed a scalable manufacturing method that could pave...
Aggregated diamond nanorod
Aggregated diamond nanorods, or ADNRs, are a nanocrystalline form of diamond, also known as "nanodiamond" or hyperdiamond.
Nanodiamond was convincingly demonstrated to be produced by compression o...
Buckminsterfullerene
Buckminsterfullerene (or bucky-ball) is a spherical fullerene molecule with the formula C60. It has a cage-like fused-ring structure (truncated icosahedron) which resembles a soccer ball, made of twen...
Buckypaper
Buckypaper is a thin sheet made from an aggregate of carbon nanotubes or carbon nanotube grid paper. The nanotubes are approximately 50,000 times thinner than a human hair. Originally, it was fabricat...
Carbon nanofoam
Carbon nanofoam is an allotrope of carbon discovered in 1997 by Andrei V. Rode and co-workers at the Australian National University in Canberra. It consists of a cluster-assembly of carbon atoms strun...
Carbon nanotube
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are allotropes of carbon with a cylindrical nanostructure. Nanotubes have been constructed with length-to-diameter ratio of up to 132,000,000:1, significantly larger than for a...
Inorganic nanotube
An inorganic nanotube is a cylindrical molecule often composed of metal oxides, or group III-Nitrides and morphologically similar to a carbon nanotube. Inorganic nanotubes have been observed to occur ...
Nanofluid
A Nanofluid is a fluid containing nanometer-sized particles, called nanoparticles. These fluids are engineered colloidal suspensions of nanoparticles in a base fluid. The nanoparticles used in nanoflu...
Nanofoam
Nanofoams are a class of nanostructured, porous materials, foams, containing a significant population of pores with diameters less than 100 nm. Aerogels are one example of nanofoam.
In 2006, Dr. B...
Fullerene chemistry
Fullerene chemistry is a field of organic chemistry devoted to the chemical properties of fullerenes. Research in this field is driven by the need to functionalize fullerenes and tune their properties...
Carbon allotropes
Carbon is capable of forming many allotropes due to its valency. Well-known forms of carbon include diamond and graphite. In recent decades many more allotropes and forms of carbon have been discover...
Nanoparticle
Nanoparticles are particles between 1 and 100 nanometers in size. In nanotechnology, a particle is defined as a small object that behaves as a whole unit with respect to its transport and properties. ...
Quantum dot
A quantum dot (QD) is a nanocrystal made of semiconductor materials that is small enough to exhibit quantum mechanical properties. Specifically, its excitons are confined in all three spatial dimensi...
Nanostructure
A nanostructure is a structure of intermediate size between microscopic and molecular structures. Nanostructural detail is microstructure at nanoscale.In describing nanostructures it is necessary to d...
Colloidal gold
Colloidal gold is a suspension (or colloid) of submicrometre-size particles of gold in a fluid, usually water. The liquid is usually either an intense red colour (for particles less than 100 nm)...