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  • A Listeria monocytogenes biosensor based on gold nanoparticles

    The innovation is an inexpensive, portable, disposable enzyme-linked immunoabsorbent assay-based biosensing strip that detects L. monocytogenes theough gold particle-modified screen-printed carbon electrodes.

    • Publication date : 2013/05/16
  • Radiative cooling: smart materials to switch from heating to cooling

    Researchers have developed a radiative thermal management device, composed of several layers of reflective/absorbent materials, capable of switching between heating and cooling...

    • Publication date : 2022/09/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Nanotechnology applications: Nanopackaging

    Nanopackaging market worth billions Global sales of nanotechnology-related products approached 739 million € last year, and the food packaging industry could be worth as much as 22 billion €, according to a new study that provides an insight into...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • Nanotechnoly: what’s new?

    Nanotechnology - the manipulation of cell and atomic structure in materials no larger than a billionth of a metre in size - has recently been described by Frank O'Brien-Bernini, Vice President of Owens Corning Science & Technology Center, as...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Chillers: efficiency takes off

    Chillers are key refrigerating systems since, according to the Department of Energy, in the US, they account for about 13% of the power consumed by the nation's buildings and 9% of the overall demand for electric power. Examples below illustrate...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • A promising future for nanorefrigerants

    A review article published in the IJR highlights the remarkable heat transfer properties of nanorefrigerants, which are leading to significant improvements in the performance of refrigeration systems.

    • Publication date : 2018/05/17
  • Producing ammonia using less energy

    Scientists at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed an improved catalyst facilitating the synthesis of ammonia at merely 50°C (when conventional techniques require temperatures of 450°C).

    • Publication date : 2020/07/06
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Radiative cooling: protecting ice from melting under sunlight

    Researchers have developed a biodegradable film made of cellulose acetate which, thanks to its radiative cooling properties, effectively protects ice subjected to solar radiation from melting, with possible...

    • Publication date : 2022/03/30
  • Radiative cooling coatings that can adapt to the seasons

    A novel material can be used as a coating on building’s rooftops or windows to provide radiative cooling in the summer without overcooling in the colder months. 

    • Publication date : 2022/01/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Spray freeze-drying technique for the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products

    Some biopharmaceuticals such as vaccines have a short shelf life and must be handled with care. A recent literature review presents the spray freeze-drying technique as an interesting option for optimising the...

    • Publication date : 2020/12/14
    • Subjects: Technology
  • Nanorefrigerants

    Nanorefrigerants are created by adding nanoparticles in suspension to a base refrigerant. They have a thermal conductivity that is 15% to 104% higher than that of the corresponding...

    • Last update : 2022/06/17
    • Langues : English, French
    • Themes : Nanofluids