Discovery Uncovers Novel Challenge for Nanotechnology-Based Treatments

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have made a significant discovery indicating that specific nano-based cancer therapies may exhibit reduced efficacy in younger patients. This finding underscores the imperative need for further exploration into how aging impacts the body’s ability to respond to treatments. The investigation revealed that age-related disparities stem

Research Reveals Atomic Layer Deposition as a Scalable Approach for High-Quality Van der Waals Tellurium Thin Films with Electronic-Grade Properties

Professor Joonki Suh, leading a research team at UNIST in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Graduate School of Semiconductor Materials and Devices Engineering, has achieved a groundbreaking advancement in thin film deposition technology. Utilizing an innovative atomic layer deposition (ALD) technique, Professor Suh has successfully arranged tellurium (Te) atoms with precision

Researchers Successfully Create Magnetic-Responsive Janus Origami Robots Using Femtosecond Laser Fabrication

The versatile control of droplets at various scales offers great promise in multiple domains, especially in precision chemistry and biomedical diagnostics. To effectively manipulate droplets, it’s essential to integrate multifunctional techniques that work across different scales. Magnetic excitation has become widely accepted in droplet manipulation due to its advantages, including remote control, biocompatibility, insensitivity to

Utilizing Cutting-Edge Digital Light Processing for 3D Printing Microfluidic Chips

Traditional manufacturing methods like soft lithography and hot embossing can be employed for bioengineering microfluidic chips. However, these methods have limitations including difficulties in creating multilayered structures, costly and labor-intensive fabrication processes, and low productivity. To address these challenges, materials scientists have introduced digital light processing (DLP) as a cost-effective microfabrication approach for 3D printing

Enhancing Production Quality Control through a Method for Measuring Molecular Distribution in MXene

In 2011, the revolutionary MXene emerged as a two-dimensional nanomaterial boasting a distinctive structure featuring alternating metal and carbon layers. Its remarkable traits include exceptional electrical conductivity and the ability to form alloys with a variety of metal compounds. These attributes render MXene invaluable across diverse industries, encompassing semiconductors, electronic devices, and sensors. The effective

Scientists Enhance Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction Efficiency

A schematic illustrates the interplay between size leverage and ensemble effects, promoting the electroreduction of CO2 to CO over finely tuned AgPd nanoalloys. Credit: Zeng Qing. Scientists hailing from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Yanshan University, have put forth a strategy to enhance the faradaic

The Significance of Hydration: Unveiling Water’s Interaction with Oxide Crystals

In a recent study published in the journal Nanoscale, scientists from Kanazawa University and AGC Inc. utilized three-dimensional atomic force microscopy to investigate the hydrated structures of commonly occurring oxide crystals. Sapphire and quartz, both oxide crystals with various industrial applications, have intricate atomic-scale structures that have remained poorly understood. These crystals consist primarily of

Innovative Approach Integrates DNA Nanoballs and Electronics for Effortless Pathogen Detection

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute have devised an innovative approach utilizing DNA nanoballs for the detection of pathogens, with the aim of streamlining nucleic acid testing and revolutionizing pathogen identification. Their findings, recently published in Science Advances, open the door to a straightforward electronic-based testing method capable of rapidly and affordably identifying various nucleic acids