Foresight Nanotech Institute Weekly News Digest: June 25, 2008
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Detailed calculations show that electrons passing through a 'turbine' in which one type of carbon nanotube (CNT) is suspended inside another type of CNT would cause the inner CNT to rotate, forming an electron 'windmill' or turbine. The researchers also suggest that atoms or molecules could be pumped through the spinning inner CNT to form patterns of atoms or molecules—a nanotech inkjet printer…
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Two different types of nanostructures have been reported as nanotech methods to clean up oil spills and other organic pollutants. Researchers at MIT have developed a nanowire mesh that can reversibly absorb 20 times it weigh in oil. Researchers at Rice have shown how specially designed "nanobatons" can trap oil droplets by spontaneously assembling into sacs…
Chemists have designed molecules that act like nanotech sensing robots by signaling information about their chemical environment…
The combination of electrical stimulation and a nanotech surface composed of carbon nanotubes dispersed in polycarbonate urethane was found to attract cartilage-forming cells, which might lead to a treatment to regenerate lost or damaged cartilage…
One of the most promising applications of near-term nanotech is the production of nanostructured materials for use in energy applications, like less expensive solar cells. Nanostructured materials can prove superior in surprising ways. Here carbon nanotubes with the proper imperfections were found to replace more problematic and expensive materials in dye-sensitized solar cells…
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