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Questions tagged [nanotechnology]

For questions relating to the synthesis of supramolecular, or colloidal structures and their properties or manufacturing processes of characterization for nano-featured structures.

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I want to volunteer for Nano enhancement test subject [on hold]

I have damaged cartilage to my knees, as a veteran I put many miles on my knees and joints. I'm unable to run like I use to do to sever knee pain and a lil bit of old age lol. I'm 49 years of age, ...
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Sample: How to calculate mass of nanopaticles with given density and Vol % [closed]

I'm trying to calculate the wt% and the mass of the nanoparticles in a ferrofluid solution. Attached is data from the supplier: ...
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Properties of Nanocar racetracks

In the Nanocar race competition the molecules are raced on a gold surface. Is there a specific property of gold that it forms a good "racetrack"? On what criteria does it compare with other metal ...
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What is the crystal structure of bismuth oxyhydroxyphosphate (BOHP)?

The recent Chemical & Engineering News article Photocatalyst shreds drinking water contaminant PFOA report the following: Cates and his colleagues made an accidental breakthrough while testing ...
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Spraying aluminium hydroxide nanoparticles onto PLA as fire retardant?

Several scientific papers study FR-PLA (fire resistant PLA) in which Aluminium Hydroxide nanoparticles are melt blended into the PLA (example source: Advances in Flame Retardant Poly(Lactic Acid). ...
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Nanoparticle tracking analysis v.s Transmission Electron Microscope

I have various bimetallic nanoparticles which have formed alloys. I then used NTA and TEM to characterize the size of my nanoparticles. The TEM shows that the size of nanoparticles is considerably ...
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Nanoparticle Alloys (Gold-Silver) not forming

I have synthesised what I thought were gold-silver alloys at various different compositions. The UV/vis data showed that nanoparticles alloys with a majority of the composition made from gold had one ...
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Characterisation of gold-silver alloy nanoparticle

I have various compositions of gold-silver alloy nanoparticles. I would like to characterize my nanoparticles and confirm that they are alloys. Aside from the qualitative analysis of the colour and ...
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Are all lift-off resist negative photoresists?

Are all lift-off resist negative photoresists? I'm a bit confused as I can't find anything in my textbook/lecture slides about the type of resist used for lift-off.
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What are nanoparticles made of? [closed]

No, really. I can't seem to find anything that properly explains this concept. What are nanoparticles? Are they charged metal ions held together by bridging ligands, or...?
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Why is bis(1,2,2,6,6-Pentamethyl-4-Piperidinyl) Sebacate used as a “bottom coat” for a superhydrophobic coating?

According to this MSDS sheet, a compound named bis(1,2,2,6,6-Pentamethyl-4-Piperidinyl) Sebacate is used in the "bottom coat" layer before a "top coat" of superhydrophobic NeverWet coating is applied. ...
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What is 'desorption hysteresis'?

I am currently reading a paper titled "Polystyrene Nanoplastics-Enhanced Contaminant Transport: Role of Irreversible Adsorption in Glassy Polymeric Domain" (link here). In the paper, the authors ...
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Lyophilization Advantage

I've been reading about freeze drying and how it increases the shelf life of certain foods and is overall a good preserving technique. My question is with regard to the actual process. I understand ...
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how to manufacture PTC ink

I am trying to create a PTC ink similar to Henkel ECI8120 , I researched PTC rubber and found that it was Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) loaded carbon nanoparticles, I was wondering if anyone here has ...
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Help with Carbon Fibre

I'm having trouble finding articles about carbon fibre that don't contradict other articles. I just have a few questions about the atomic structure and the intermolecular and intramolecular forces. ...
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how to avoid bubble formation in hexane

I have faced this problems when I was working in lab with hexane for the first time. I was trying to guide dispersion of nano-particles in hexane solution to a fluid cell (vacuum chamber) with a ...
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Computational modeling of steric repulsion between two polymer mediated magnetic Nanoparticle?

Can you recommend any modern article or research papers on steric interactions and forces between two or multiple magnetic nanoparticles with polymer brushes in a nonpolar solvents? something with ...
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Is it possible to solve the equation for the diffusion of gas through a sphere analytically by applying e.g. “combination of variables”?

In the case of diffusion through a thin film it is possible to combine the variables in the following way: $\sigma = \frac{x}{\sqrt{4Dt}}$ where $x$=length $D$=diffusion coefficient $t$=time $\...
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Intensity of “surface plasmon resonance “ absorption peaks for a nano-rod

The SPR absorption spectrum of a nano-rod is seen to have two peaks with the longer wavelength peak corresponding to the absorption by the longitudinal plasmons and the other to the transverse ...
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detecting/tracking nano particle [closed]

I am new to nano-sized particles and conducting a very simple experiment using nano particles. In my experiment I have nanomagnetic particles inside water and they are moving due to applied magnetic ...
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How can I extract cellulose in plants using acids?

Me and my classmates are doing a research project about the extraction of nano cellulose from plants to form a biocomposite, which can be a material to form an effective biodegradable material. We've ...
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Effect of the pH on the synthesized nanoparticles [closed]

I have synthesized gold nanoparticles in water through the seed-mediated thermal method by cationic additive $\ce{Ag+}$ as an assisted growth procedure [article]. The pH of the nanoparticles solution ...
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Do auto-catalytic aromatic compounds capable of forming self-replicating molecules exist?

I want to know are there any aromatic compounds able to catalyze their own synthesis? Do aromatic compounds with molecules capable of self-replication exist? P.S.I'm looking specifically for ...
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What is nanoporous structure? [closed]

I would be very grateful if you help me to understand what is nanoporous structure. Does this term relate only to the nanoporous materials (as I understand, materials with regular porous structure) or ...
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How can I remove a TiO2 coating from my car windows? [closed]

I've tried all the common solvents including hydrogen peroxide, chlorine, acetone. I tried a high speed sander with a rare earth polish. I have spoken to the head of the chemistry dept. at Cornell ...
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How close are we to building an actual nanobot? [closed]

I want to know how far current nanotechnology is from creating an actual real-world nanorobot? Also, does such a thing actually exist, or is it just a nice name for an umbrella term to show off to the ...
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Calculate activation energy of intermolecular displacement on a nano particle

I'm simulating a nano particle and wish to calculate the activation energy of the reaction where an atom is displaced from one point on the lattice to a neighboring void( might be at higher energy ...
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Single-molecule magnet with electrically-controlled permeability: How does the Titan Shield from Deus Ex work?

In a recent installment of Deus Ex game series there is an augmentation called "Titan Shield" (it has nothing to do with $\ce{Ti}$ element): A neodymium skin underlay matrix built of nano-meshed ...
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Which group is more suitable for metal nanoparticles functionalization? [closed]

I have synthesized bimetallic nanoparticles (gold core with a silver shell). I have two choices for functionalizing them, through thiol group or amine group. Which of them is more attracted to this ...
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How can I calculate the concentration of nanoparticles in water solution? [closed]

I have synthesized gold-silver bimetallic nanoparticles in water media by following this article. How can I calculate the concentration of my nanoparticles solution?
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Functionalizing CTAC stabilized nanoparticles

I am working on functionalizing silver-gold bimetallic nanoparticles. My nanoparticles are stabilized by CTAC(cetyltrimethylammonium chloride).The most articles which I found, are about the ...
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Functionalization of nanoparticles

I want to functionalize silver nanoparticles with thiol group. My question is "how can I find that the thiolated compound is attached to the surface of nanoparticles or not?"
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Any way that I can extract sugar from drinks? Without boiling the drinks [duplicate]

Any method? Materials, engineering, any technology. I am a product design student, so any possible method is useful to me. I am thinking to add this kind of technology into my concept.
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Measuring the colloidal nanoparticles stability by dynamic light scattering [closed]

In this article the ligand exchange reaction is done for thiol coating of gold nanoparticles.In the first step dicholoromethane (DCM) is used as a extraction solvent to remove CTAC(Cetyl ...
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What is the role of NaCl in the functionalization of gold nanoparticles?

In the functionalization of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) through the sulfur-metal bond, this article (among others) states that $\ce{NaCl}$ is slowly added in the GNPs solution after addition of thiol ...
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Kinetics of Carbon Nanotubes Growth

I'm reading a paper where the author has come with these consecutive elementary reactions Where $C_2H_{4\ ads}$ is ethylene adsorved, $C_{ads}$ is carbon adsorved and $C_{CNT}$ is carbon that became ...
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Nanoparticles synthesis

I am following an article for synthesis of the nanoparticles. There is a gold nanoparticles synthesis rout which is called UPD. In this rout, the underpotential deposition of Ag onto the surface of ...
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Why do nanoparticles have a different color than their macro counterparts?

It astonished me when I learned that at nanoscale, gold is no longer "gold",rather it's red. Other elements' nanoparticles also have a different color than their macro counterparts. Why does this ...
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What do dashes mean in chemical formulas?

I'm working on summarizing some research for an essay; here's the main article. The basic premise is making nanoparticles from gold and iron(III) oxide that have properties of both gold and iron. ...
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How can I best achieve a stable solution of Pt-Nanowires in water

I am synthesizing platinum nanowires ($50nm×20\mu m$) in aqueous solution. Unfortunately they start to aggregate rapidly, which is not desired. How can I keep them dispersed?
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Do bond energies differ for surface and bulk atoms in nanoparticles?

In nano-particles, surface atoms have fewer neighboring atoms in compare to bulk atoms. Is there any difference between bond energy of surface atoms and bulk atoms?
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What is the significance of “magic numbers” of atoms in nanoparticles?

In gold nano particles, as the synthesis method improves to form smaller and smaller nanoparticles, they tend to congregate in magic numbers. I want to know if these magic numbers occur in other ...
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Reaction Penetrating Metal Sheet

I'm writing a novel set 28 years in the future in which the protagonist attempts to manipulate a communications satellite by directing a swarm of nanorobots (or possibly micro-robots, depending on ...
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What is a 'corona phase'?

What is a 'corona phase'? I have come across this term in several papers, including this one but all I have found concerning its definition is: [...] synthetic heteropolymers, once constrained ...
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SERS Gold nanoparticles performing poorly in organic solvents?

We have been working with some organic solvents lately and noticed a sharp decrease in surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) performance from our gold nanoparticles deposited in an organic ...
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Investigating the displacement of a Se anion by a Sulphide anion

I am working with CdSe Quantum Dots suspended in hexane. I then tested the photoluminescence of my solution. Then I mixed my CdSe dots with a mixture of an organic conducting polymer which was ...
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Solubility of Silver Nanoparticles [closed]

(i) What happens when you put $\ce{Ag_{10}}$ and $\ce{Ag_5}$ clusters into an aqueous solution of pH = $13$ (ii) What happens when you put $\ce{Ag_{10}}$ and $\ce{Ag_5}$ clusters into an aqueous ...
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What are the strategies to deal with fluorescence from oil in Raman Spectroscopy?

I have a sample (for the purpose of this question let's call this Sample A) consisting of oil (edible olive oil) mixed with a contaminant (Contaminant B) from the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons ...
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How do polymer properties change when moving from bulk to nanosized fibers?

Polymer are used in many applications, but how do the properties change when they are fabricated on the nanolevel? Im especially interested in polymeric and polymer derived nanofibers, and why they ...
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Difference between starch surfactant and CTAB, SDS, Tx-100

I am doing a research on the effect of surfactant on ZnO nanoparticles properties. There is a confusion here between starch surfactant and CTAB, Tx-100 and SDS. I need point on what is the difference ...