How concrete 3D printing saves material and CO2

May 25, 2022 (Nanwerk NewsConcrete is the most widely used building material in the world. It can be used in many ways, can be produced locally and is very durable. Its environmental performance, on the other hand, is the subject of critical debate. In particular, the production of the integral concrete component cement emits a … Read more

Can Gold Nanomaterials Successful Boost Cancer Treatment?

The efficient treatment of cancer using gold-based nanoparticles of various shapes and sizes has been reviewed and presented in the study published in the MDPI journal Nanomaterials. ​​​​​​ ​​Study: Engineering Gold Nanostructures for Cancer Treatment: Spherical Nanoparticles, Nanorods, and Atomically Precise Nanoclusters. Image Credit: Buravleva stock/Shutterstock.com Nanotechnology and Its Role in Cancer Treatment Cancer is … Read more

Nanofiber-Based Electrodes Support Next-Gen Li-Ion Batteries

The abundance, cost-efficiency, and higher experimental capacity of manganese-based oxides make them a promising anode material for next-generation lithium-ion batteries (LIBs). However, these LIBs’ rapid capacity fading and poor rate capability due to volume fluctuations during cycling impede their practical applications. Study: Designing the Binder-Free Conversion-Based Manganese Oxide Nanofibers as Highly Stable and Rate-Capable Anode … Read more

Optical cavities could provide new technological possibilities

May 25, 2022 (Nanwerk News) A research team from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is studying a topic called optical cavities and how the light trapped in them interacts with atoms, molecules and other particles. The technology could prove valuable for the development of energy-efficient chemical processes or drug synthesis, for example. … Read more

The Next Step for Protein-Based Nanocarriers

Proteins are used for nutraceutical protection, encapsulation, and controlled release from nanocarriers. In the present review published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistrythe authors examined protein-based nanocarriers (PNs) from their microscopic to macroscopical attributes and summarized the fate of nanocarriers based on the physicochemical properties of the protein. ​​​​​​ ​​​​​​Study: Advances in Protein-Based … Read more

Improving Nucleic Acid Delivery for Immunotherapy Applications

Scientists have recently assessed that substituting hydroxycholesterol candidates in ionizable nanoparticles could elevate the possibility of messenger RNA (mRNA) delivery to T cells. This finding suggests that the efficacy of immunotherapies against various diseases could be significantly improved. This study is available in the Journal of Controlled Release. ​​​​​​ ​​​​​​Study: Hydroxycholesterol substitution in ionizable lipid … Read more

Cryo-Electron Microscopy and Protein–Nanoparticle Structures

The composition of protein-nanoparticle complexes can be studied utilizing technologies that enable the investigation of biological molecules’ interactions with inorganic compounds. A recent study published in the journal ACS Applied Bio Materials examined the structural characteristics of protein nanoparticle complexes using single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). ​​​​​​ ​​​​​​Study: Protein–Nanoparticle Complex Structure Determination by Cryo-Electron Microscopy. Image … Read more

Creating a Zn-Graphite Dual-Ion Battery with No Anode

A paper recently published in the journal Advanced Materials demonstrated the realization of the anode-free battery concept in dual-ion batteries (DIBs) for the first time. Study: An Anode-free Zn-graphite Battery. Image Credit: nevodka/Shutterstock.com DIB and its Limitations DIBs have recently gained considerable attention for scalable energy storage applications owing to their low cost and high … Read more

Researchers develop new biobattery for hydrogen storage

May 25, 2022 (Nanwerk NewsA team of microbiologists from Goethe University Frankfurt has succeeded in using bacteria for the controlled storage and release of hydrogen. This is an important step in the search for carbon-neutral energy sources in the interest of climate protection. The corresponding paper has now been published in the scientific journal Joule … Read more