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Growing nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots on carbon fabric

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July 12, 2019

Nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots have incredible photocatalytic and electrocatalytic properties. Scientists have now found a way to grow them on carbon fibre, for use in cleaning polluted water.

Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Palmyra sprouts biochar 

S Ramaprabhu’s Alternative Energy & Nanotechnology Lab in IIT Madras reports a method to store hydrogen at room temperature. A step towards making vehicles running on hydrogen fuel.

Titanium Nanoflower Evolution: Optimising morphology for solar cells

Researchers from the Shivaji University report gaining control on the morphology of titanium dioxide nano structures. Titanium dioxide crystals resembling cauliflowers are better for application in dye sensitised solar cells, they say.

Zinc Oxide for Dye Sensitised Solar Cells

By doping zinc oxide with other metals, Chennai scientists make dye sensitised solar cells a more feasible and less costly energy harvester.

Smart Cloth – sensing poisonous gas and filtering UV

Researchers from SASTRA University and IIT Delhi have come up with a textile that can protect you from UV radiations. The fabric can also warn you of the presence of poisonous gases.

Date Palm Silver Nanoparticles

The root hairs of the date palm from Saudi Arabia goes to Korea where they extract the phytochemicals. The extract is used to produce silver nanoparticles that are effective against bacteria, fungi and cancerous growth.

Copper Oxide Nanoparticles: synthesis with neem leaf extract

Producing nanomaterials, using plant extracts, is emerging as a promising approach to create metal oxide nanoparticles with potential applications in optoelectronics, nanosensors, nanodevices, nanoelectronics, information storage, and catalysis. Among the various metal oxide nanoparticles, copper nanoparticles are of great interest, because of their low cost of preparation and excellent physical and chemical properties. Copper nanoparticles… Read More ›

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