- Call for study proposals
- 14 March 2023
The European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) is looking for topics that could be addressed in its upcoming studies.
If you have a proposal for a specific study topic that fills an information gap relevant to nanomaterials on the EU market, EUON may be able to carry it out. Submit your proposal by 27 April 2023 and contribute to the work of the EUON.
14 March 2023
Nanopinion: A reliable and non-destructive experimental technique can monitor the crystal defect structure in nanomaterials
In his guest column, Professor Jenő Gubicza explains how to monitor the crystal defect structure in nanomaterials using a non-destructive experimental technique.
“X-ray line profile analysis (XLPA) is a very effective indirect method for the characterisation of the nanocrystalline microstructure. XLPA analyses the diffraction peak shape and yields the crystallite size distribution and the type and density of crystal defects with good statistics and in a non-destructive way.”
20 February 2023
Nanopinion: Graphene electronic tattoos
Read the lastest nanopinion from Dr Dmitry Kireev where he shares information about the usefulness of graphene tattoos.
“Graphene Electronic Tattoos (GETs) are a type of skin-wearable electronic device that can be used for personalized healthcare by transmitting the bio-electrical activity of the human body in measurable electrical signal. [..] The GETs are optically transparent, lightweight, and flexible, making them adhere and conform to the micro-curvature of the skin [..]."
13 February 2023
NanoData has new content
The nanotechnology knowledge base NanoData has been updated with new market data. Two new nanotechnology sectors – Agriculture and Consumer products (with subsectors Textiles and Cosmetics) have been added to the existing ones.
Nanomaterials and health
Are substances in nanoforms more dangerous than they are in their normal size? Some are and some are not. Just like any other chemical substance, nanomaterials have to be assessed separately.
Nanomaterials are not only used in consumer products, but also in new and innovative medical treatments. Research has shown that nanoparticles can be used to damage and even destroy cancer cells from within.
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