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Photocatalytic nanostructures show ability to purify wastewater
Thu Dec 24, 2015 TEHRAN (FNA) - Iranian researchers from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz in association with Swedish researchers synthesized and studied laboratorial nanostructures with high efficiency in the elimination of dye pollutants... Read more
Sunscreen ingredient may prevent medical implant infections
ANN ARBOR—A common ingredient in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as pacemakers and replacement joints. University of Michigan researchers found that a coating of zinc oxide nanopyramids can dis... Read more
A better water filter, protection from UV light, Zinc oxide breakthrough: ICYMI
In case you missed it (ICYMI), here are some of the stories that made headlines in the world of cleanrooms and nanotechnology in the past week: A researcher at UC Berkeley is developing a new type of membrane made of graphene oxide. The... Read more
Saving the touch screen: the search for new nanotech crystals
  Until the late 1980s, touch-screen technology was considered pretty flaky and imprecise, but in the era of smartphones and tablets, fast, accurate capacitive touchscreens are everywhere. Such screens are based on transparent crystals tha... Read more
Stanford scientists develop high-efficiency zinc-air battery
Stanford University scientists have developed an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with costly platinum and iridium catalysts. The results, published in the journal Natu... Read more
Nano ZnO does not penetrate skin
Research by scientists at the University of Bath is challenging claims that nanoparticles in medicated and cosmetic creams are able to transport and deliver active ingredients deep inside the skin. Nanoparticles, which are tiny particles that are... Read more
Nano Zinc Oxide fact sheet published by EU
The European Commission has published a fact sheet on zinc oxide in nano-form stating that the use of the zinc oxide nanoparticles that have been tested can be considered as safe for use on the skin as conventional materials.... Read more
Zinc could replace rare earths in solar cells, screens
Source: University of Oxford Researchers at the University of Oxford have won £25000 towards replacing indium tin oxide (ITO) transparent conductors with cheaper zinc-based coatings Currently, the vast majority of panels are coated in ind... Read more
White LEDs directly on paper
Imagine a white luminous curtain waving in the breeze. Or wallpaper that lights up your room with perfect white light. The applications are not very far away. White LEDs, made from zinc oxide and a conducting polymer, can be manufactured directly on... Read more