Inorganic Nanosheets Enhance Batteries

A graphene inspired electrode material that could help batteries hold more power has been developed by Chinese scientists. The large surface area of these cobalt oxide nanosheets is key to their electrochemical performance.

Batteries are a cornerstone of modern life with most smartphones and laptops using rechargeable lithium ion batteries. As technology advances, the search is on for batteries that can pack more energy into the same space.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/04/inorganic-nanosheets-enhance-batteries

XSEM photograph of carbon nanosheets (CNSs); a relatively new type of carbon nanomaterial with fascinating properties yet to be unraveled. CNSs consist of multiple layers of graphene which are structured in such a way that they are oriented vertically on the substrate. While the basal planes are nearly inert, the edge planes contain many open graphitic layers and steps, which can easily be (bio)functionalized, and which show remarkable electrocatalytic and biosensing properties. Scale bar corresponds to 2 µm.

Nano-sized synthetic scaffolding technique

Scientists have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of
self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic
complex biological mechanisms and processes. The accomplishmentis
expected to fuel an alternative design of the 2-D peptoid nanosheets
that can be used in a broad range of applications. Among them could be
improved chemical sensors and separators, and safer, more effective drug
delivery vehicles. 

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Nanosheets Form at the Oil-Water Interface

From the people who brought us peptoid nanosheets that form at the interface between air and water, now come peptoid nanosheets that form at the interface between oil and water. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed peptoid nanosheets – two-dimensional biomimetic materials with customizable properties – that self-assemble at an oil-water interface. This new development opens the door to designing peptoid nanosheets of increasing structural complexity and chemical functionality for a broad range of applications, including improved chemical sensors and separators, and safer — more effective — drug delivery vehicles.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/09/nanosheets-form-oil-water-interface

Researchers find a way to reduce contact resistance with molybdenum disulphide nanosheets
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(Phys.org) —A team of researchers with members from Rutgers University and Los Alamos National Laboratory has found a way to get around the problem of metals forming high-resistance when deposited on 2H phase molybdenum disulphide (MoS2). In their paper published in the journal Nature Materials, the …


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Researchers find a way to reduce contact resistance with molybdenum disulphide nanosheets

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers with members from Rutgers University and Los Alamos National Laboratory has found a way to get around the problem of metals forming high-resistance when deposited on 2H phase molybdenum disulphide (MoS2). In their paper published in the journal Nature Materials, the team describes how they came up with a process for inducing 2H phase nanosheets to the metallic 1T phase, thereby reducing contact resistance.

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Peptoid Nanosheets at the Oil/Water Interface


Researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry have developed peptoid nanosheets that form at the interface between oil and water, opening the door to increased structural complexity and chemical functionality for a broad range of applications.


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UO-Berkeley Lab unveil new nano-sized synthetic scaffolding technique: Scientists have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological mechanisms and processes.



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Industrial hemp may take root in Indiana

Industrial hemp may take root in Indiana

Industrial hemp may take root in Indiana
“One of the things so many people don’t understand is that hemp has been grown here and in this country long before we even know,” she said. “It dates back to the first white settlers in Indiana, who used it for rope, covered wagons — that kind of …
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