Science and Research
New uses for sugarcane bagasse! Its biochar is converted into a substitute for carbon blacks in polymeric composites
Carbonaceous additives were produced from sugarcane bagasse biochar and tested in polyethylene composites, that presented mechanical, thermal and colorimetric properties very close to the ones prepared with the carbon black from fossil fuels
Wearable polypyrrole nanofilm arrays have been developed to extend the natural capabilities of the skin
Ready-to-use sensing probes have been used for the first time to develop a scalable, low-cost, fast and sensitive pattern sensor, which consists of electric double-layer microfluidic capacitors. Rough flake-graphite pencils assured differential interactions towards recognition applications.
This work highlights for the very first time the use of biochar as a tool to accelerate degradation of biodegradable polymeric nanocomposites in soil, which sheed light on its great potential for environmental remediation technologies
We provided the quantification of a breast cancer biomarker in real samples from human patients even at early stage. Using immunoassay based on magnetic nanobeads, the platform can be easily extended to quantify further types of cancer biomarkers and biomolecules associated with other diseases.
Nanoscale Variable-Area Electronic Devices: Contact Mechanics and Hypersensitive Pressure Application
Nanomembranes (NMs) are freestanding structures with few-nanometer thicknesses and lateral dimensions up to the microscale (…)
Nanoarchitectonics is based on the fabrication of supramolecular materials through molecular synthesis, self-assembly/self-organization, and microscopic manipulations to mimic devices with biolike functions.
Ag2O nanoparticles electrogenerated on auxiliary electrode allow naked-eye faradaic electrochemical analyses
The sensor was integrated into a handheld platform that consisted of a homemade potentiostat and gravity-assisted pumping, with which on-site tests can be performed by nontrained personnel.
Graphene-based biosensors integrated into microfluidic platforms have led to a notorious progress in the bioanalytical chemistry field by bringing advantages such as high sensitivity and selectivity, real-time and fast assays, multitarget and multiplex analyses, automation, and low sample consumption.
One of the main questions of modern science and technology is how to explore the properties of the matter down to the quantum limits (…)