Innovative scientific research carried out by Universities, Research Centers, Institutes ...
A team of researchers developed a new coating able to create a graphene film that protects artworks against degradation.
Research teams at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV are collaborating with 18 partners to tap into the potential of proteins as renewable raw materials in the chemical industry, including the manufacturing of paints and varnishes.
Marco Caniato, ricercatore della Facoltà di Scienze e Tecnologie della Libera Università di Bolzano, ha sviluppato un biopolimero con gli scarti delle microplastiche con proprietà isolanti, in grado di competere con competere con gli isolanti tradizionali come la lana di roccia o le schiume poliuretaniche.
A nano-level coating developed by Airbus and the University of Surrey can protect satellites in low-Earth orbit from ultraviolet radiation and atomic oxygen.
A new study by the Chiba University, inspired by the colour changes in a peacock's feather, revealed how melanin-mimetic materials, such as polydopamine, could lead to anti-counterfeit and sensing applications.
The MOBACT project is developing bio-based solutions as an environmentally sustainable alternative to metal in order to fight the current major public health problem of hospital-acquired infection.
AkzoNobel, in collaboration with the Dutch Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC), has developed a more sustainable process of making resins, which employs bio-based monomers.
Engineers from Purdue University created a white paint that can keep surfaces up to 18 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than their surroundings, without consuming energy.
A team of researchers has developed a hybrid implant coating made from antibacterial silver and an antibiotic, which offers to the patients protection from future infections.
Scientists from Russia and Switzerland have developed a biodegradable nanocoating with antimicrobial and anti-reflective properties by studying the nanostructures covering the corneas of the eyes of small fruit flies.
A physics professor from the University of Houston has developed a nanotech coating designed to allow air filters to capture airborne or aerosolized droplets of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Scientists at TU Dresden and the Fraunhofer IWS have developed a periodic surface structure, which is water and ice repellent and also removes dirt particles.
In a paper published in the journal Advanced Materials, two UC Berkeley researchers described how to imbed visual "decoys" into surfaces of objects in a way that can fool people into thinking they detect a specific image in the infrared that actually isn't there. This kind of technology could prove useful for military and intelligence agencies to ensure national security.
Lukas Gröner of the Fraunhofer IWM, MikroTribologie Centrum µTC, has developed a coating that effectively protects steel from the penetration of hydrogen. The barrier effect of this so-called MAX-phase layer is 3500 times greater than that of untreated steel.
Nano Graphene Inc., has announced its antibacterial product lines have proven to be able to kill 99.9% of bacteria on various surfaces. They can be very helpful in tackling the current pandemic as well as possible future pandemics.