As a result of their properties, CPNs can deliver enhanced sensitivity, improved stability, and rapid, reliable results across various life science assays, including lateral flow and western blot. This innovative technology may provide benefits in the lab and allow the
Despite TiO2 nanoparticles being widely available, there is currently no reliable commercial source for monodisperse non-aggregated TiO2 nanoparticles. We now offer a new and exciting range of monodisperse and non-aggregated TiO2 NPs.
Quantum dots (QDs) are luminescent semiconductor nanoparticles, with diameters in the range of 1 to 20 nm. The unique optical and electronic properties of QDs are being exploited in a number of applications including flat panel displays and coloured lighting
Accumulation of biological matter at surfaces is an inevitable event in virtually any environment in which natural and man-made materials are used. Although sometimes fouling of surfaces with biomolecules and bioorganisms has little consequence, biofouling must be minimized or controlled
Small-scale materials with particle diameters in the nanometer range have already been used for a long time. The Chinese used carbon black, derived from a combustion process for painting applications a long time before modern technology allowed its industrial production.
One of the more traditional photovoltaic devices, single crystalline silicon solar cells were invented more than 50 years ago, currently make up 94% of the market. Single crystalline silicon solar cells operate on the principle of p-n junctions formed by
Noble-metal nanostructures are widely used in a variety of applications ranging from catalysis to electronics, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS), and biomedical research.
Composite materials that traditionally incorporate micron scale reinforcements in a bulk matrix offer opportunities to tailor material properties such as hardness, tensile strength, ductility, density, thermal and electrical conductivity, and wear resistance.
Magnetism and magnetic materials have been of scientific interest for over 1,000 years. More recently, fundamental investigations have focused on exploring the various types of magnetic materials and understanding the magnetic effects created by electric currents.
With the development of more monodispersed and size-controlled particles, nonporous SiNPs are now actively being investigated as promising nanocarrier systems for delivering drugs to various human tissues, and as novel materials for smart plastics
Advances in materials have often been led by the development of new synthetic methods that provide control over size, morphology and structure. The preparation of materials in a scalable and continuous manner is critical when development moves beyond lab-scale quantities.
Professor Marco Torelli examines fluorescent nanomaterials for use in bioimaging applications current state-of-the-art materials, focusing on fluorescence brightness, photostability, and size, and relates them to emerging applications.
Professor Yoshiki Katayama (Kyushu University, Japan) discusses recent advances in drug delivery systems and strategies that exploit the EPR effect, with a special focus on stimuli-responsive systems based on novel materials.