• Superspreading revealed

    Materials World magazine
    A UK consortium is modelling how trisiloxane surfactants ‘superspread’ across hydrophobic surfaces at the nanoscale. The aim is to develop guidelines for synthesising safer surfactants and provide advice on how to control the stages of spreading to suit a particular application
  • Nanotechnology

    Plotting the UK's nanofuture

    Materials World magazine
    Investment is urgently needed to unlock the commercial potential of nanotechnology in the UK. That is the conclusion of a business-backed report presented to Government on 14 January.
  • Nanotechnology report provides recommendations to Government

    A nanotechnology report has been presented to UK Government and industry to provide recommendations that will help UK nanotechnology companies.
  • Bubble Science, Engineering and Technology – papers from Volume 1 available free online NOW!

    Maney Publishing
    Bubble Science, Engineering and Technology publishes, both in print and online, high quality innovative research on the generation, properties and applications of bubbles in the life and physical sciences, engineering and medicine.
  • World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena

    The Society for Adhesion & Adhesives
    The website for the fourth World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena [WCARP-IV] is now fully operational and includes details on the Call for Papers and Conference registration.
  • Ben Whiteside launching the MNT Centre

    Polymer Process Engineering 09 – a polymer micro and nano technology focus

    The Polymer Society
    The biennial Polymer Process Engineering international meeting was held in the Norcroft Conference Centre, Bradford on 27-28 October 2009
  • Nanoengineered superconductors

    Materials World magazine
    Artificially nanoengineered pinning centres have been introduced to high temperature superconducting (HTS) thin films to increase their critical current density by up to three times that of the standard 1.5 Tesla.
  • Simulating solutions – nanotransistors

    Materials World magazine
    Computer models that simulate silicon chip production are helping manufacturers develop next generation transistors at 32 and 22nm nodes and beyond.The simulations look at flash annealing of doped silicon, as well as new materials, such as silicon-germanium alloys, and novel structures, such as strained silicon.
  • nano-coating

    Coated in nano-controversy?

    Materials World magazine
    Nano-enabled coatings have been widely championed over the last decade, but, to-date, applications commercialised successfully have been small volume, high added value products. Delegates at the Nano-enabled Coatings event, held on 23 September in London, UK, believe the time has arrived for the breakthrough into large volume, mass applications.
  • carbon nanotubes

    Self-healing circuits

    Materials World magazine
    Capsules placed on circuit boards that contain suspensions of conductive carbon nanotubes could make burnt out electronics a thing of the past. The shells are being designed to erode under conditions of high electrical potential, temperature spikes, mechanical damage or other appropriate stimuli.