LNNano - Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory

Science and Research

Single-Electron Charging Effects in Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Nanomembrane-Based Junctions

One of the main questions of modern science and technology is how to explore the properties of the matter down to the quantum limits (…)

Hybrid nanomembrane-based capacitors unveil the accumulation properties of molecular ensembles

Considerable advances in the field of molecular electronics have been achieved over the recent years. One persistent challenge, however, refers to the exploitation of the molecular properties of fully integrated electronic devices (…)

Gravity-assisted distillation on a chip: fabrication, characterization, and applications

We report on the first time a fully integrated microscale distiller in agreement with the apparatus of conventional flash distillation.

Mold heat conductance as drive force for tuning freeze-casted nanocellulose foams microarchitecture

Microarchitecture of nanocellulose freeze-casted foams is tuned during the freezing step as the ice-crystals growing direction is changed by the mold configuration and heat conductance of it walls causing an oriented structure in certain directions.

Turbulence-assisted high throughput liquid-liquid extraction in microfluidics and Ni(OH)2 nanoparticles for electrochemical determination of glycol traces in natural gas condensate

We report on a simple and fast method to determine glycol traces in condensate that is a powerful alternative for the oil and gas industry

Microstructural characterization of nanocellulose foams prepared in the presence of cationic surfactants

The presence of cationic surfactants lead cellulose nanofibers to aggregate in aqueous suspension which modified the porosity and mechanical properties of the freeze-dried foams as revealed through microtomography characterizations

Bio-based nanostructured carbons toward sustainable technologies

Short review about the perspectives around the use of nanostructured carbons prepared from renewable resources to enable sustainable technologies on energy generation, harvesting and storage devices and light-weight polymeric composites

Monitoring the Surface Chemistry of Functionalized Nanomaterials with a Microfluidic Electronic Tongue

This manuscript is the first report of the use of a user-friendly, fast, multiplex, and cost-effective sensor to classify nanomaterials according to their surface chemistry

Environmental Nanotech – Green method for coating carbon nanotubes with humic acid for water remediation

Industrial grade carbon nanotubes were coated with humic acid for the first time by means of a green mechanochemical process. These designed functional materials showed low aquatic toxicity and outstanding performance in the removal of cooper ions from water to be applied in remediation technologies

A new approach for organic-based devices: electrode architecture leads to extrinsic conduction phenomena

The use of organic materials for electronic applications has several advantages over the conventional silicon-based technology, including the compatibility with flexible substrates and the broad chemical tunability (…)