Dr Xuemin Du of the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences, headed a study team that discovered a new slippery material with outstanding light-induced charge regeneration capabilities, allowing photocontrol of droplets in a variety of working circumstances.
Scientists at Kyushu University have constructed a succession of molecules that prefer to head the same direction when evaporated onto a surface.
Inspired by the way termites build their nests, researchers at Caltech have developed a framework to design new materials that mimic the fundamental rules hidden in nature's growth patterns.
Writing in the journal Petroleum Exploration and Development, scientists from the China University of Petroleum in Beijing and CNPC Engineering Technology R&D Company Ltd. have explored the development of sustainable and green bio-based flat-rheology drilling fluids.
RMIT University engineers have developed a method for using disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) to strengthen concrete, providing a creative option to dramatically minimize pandemic-generated waste.
In a paper recently published in the Journal of Cleaner Production, researchers reviewed corn by-products and outlined the effect of chemical treatment and the corn husks’ chemical composition. They further evaluated the prospects and limitations of corn husks as well as future research directions.
In an article recently published in the journal ACS Energy Letters, researchers discussed the routes to a future of green ammonia.
A group of researchers recently published a paper in the journal Additive Manufacturing that demonstrated the feasibility of using a proposed hybrid additive manufacturing (AM) technology to fabricate the first fully three-dimensional (3D) printed piezoelectric accelerometer.
One type of renewable energy that is gaining popularity is wind power. Disposal becomes a problem, too, when it is time to swap out the massive turbine blades that turn wind energy into power.
In fundamental studies and practical applications, ranging from chemical reactions to bio-analysis, manipulating droplets is essential. Droplet control by light offers remote, contactless management with astounding temporal and spatial precision. Meanwhile, high-performance and dependable droplet light control are still difficult to achieve.