Blog
23/04/2020
Assessing the effects of model 2DNMs on the environment
AUTHOR : Seigo Masuda

2D-nanomaterials (2DNM) including graphene family nanomaterials (GFNs) and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are being researched and developed for commercial use, due to their wide spectrum of applications, ranging from electronic devices to sensors. GFNs include the Nobel Prize winning material, Graphene, and it is currently starting to be produced in mass scale.  Graphene Oxide (GO) is a functionalised form of graphene and is easily exfoliated in aqueous medium.  GOs suspend more regularly than graphene in water, and therefore offer more possibilities for up-scaling in certain applications of GFNs. However, the life cycle of these materials after their application and an understanding of their impact on the environment are still in their infancy.

11/02/2020
How porous silicon thermal cameras could enhance road safety at night
AUTHOR : Yaman Alfandi

11/02/2020
How nanoparticle strain sensors could safely detect tiny cracks in large structures

11/02/2020
How tiny wireless sensors could reduce power  consumption and agriculture costs

11/02/2020
How smart surfaces could reduce glass  skyscraper cleaning and energy costs
AUTHOR : Sophia Laney

11/02/2020
How a biotemplating technique could enhance the capacity of sodium-ion batteries

10/02/2020
How a nano­engineering technique could  prevent costly fouling on ships
AUTHOR : Shazeb Chishti

10/02/2020
How to reduce the risk of ultra­thin  nanomaterials damaging the environment 
AUTHOR : Seigo Masuda

10/02/2020
How nanostructured materials could drive a safer 3D-additive manufacturing route

07/02/2020
How electronic nanoscale materials could  peel away the arduous mass manufacturing process
AUTHOR : Hannah Gramling