Navigation Links
Southampton scientist develops strongest, lightest glass nanofibres in the world
Date:1/10/2013

s aircraft, speedboats and helicopters," he adds.

Professor Payne explains: "Weight for weight, silica nanowires are 15 times stronger than high strength steel and 10 times stronger than conventional GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic). We can decrease the amount of material used thereby reducing the weight of the object.

"Silica and oxygen, required to produce nanowires, are the two most common elements on the earth's crust, making it sustainable and cheap to exploit. Furthermore, we can produce silica nanofibres by the tonne, just as we currently do for the optical fibres that power the internet."

The research findings came about following five years of investigations by Dr Brambilla and Professor Payne using Gilberto's 500,000 Fellowship funding from the Royal Society.

Dr Brambilla shared his findings with fellow researchers at a special seminar he organised recently at the Kavli Royal Society International Centre, at Chicheley Hall, in Buckinghamshire.

"It was particularly challenging dealing with fibres that were so small. They are nearly 1,000 times smaller than a human hair and I was handling them with my bare hands," says Dr Brambilla.

"It took me some time to get used to it, but using the state-of-the-art facilities at the ORC I was able to discover that silica nanofibres become stronger the smaller they get. In fact when they become very, very small they behave in a completely different way. They stop being fragile and don't break like glass but instead become ductile and break like plastic. This means they can be strained a lot.

"Up until now most of our research has been into the science of nanowires but in the future we are particularly interested in investigating the technology and applications of these fibres," adds Dr Brambilla.


'/>"/>

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Scientists design, control movements of molecular motor
2. Flexing fingers for micro-robotics: Berkeley Lab scientists create a powerful, microscale actuator
3. The Scientist Proudly Announces the Top 10 Innovations of 2012
4. Spanish scientists design a revolutionary data storage device
5. USC scientists clone carbon nanotubes to unlock their potential for use in electronics
6. UC Santa Barbara scientists learn how to unlock the destiny of a cell: A gift for the tin man?
7. Nanotechnology helps scientists keep silver shiny
8. Scientists demonstrate high-efficiency quantum dot solar cells
9. Scientists target bacterial transfer of resistance genes
10. Scientists identify mammal model of bladder regeneration
11. Scientists build mechanically active DNA material
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Southampton scientist develops strongest, lightest glass nanofibres in the world
(Date:10/31/2014)... Burlington, MA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 ... is hosting a free learning webinar to introduce its ... managers, standards directors and biostatisticians. , Launched in September, ... the company's suite of clinical trial automation tools. For ... in a web browser. And by introducing Formations – ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Brady (NYSE:BRC), a global leader in product ... video testimonial on the effectiveness of its FreezerBondz™ ... at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin discusses the challenges she ... of thousands of samples, and how the durability of ... we design our label materials with the harsh conditions ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... , Oct. 31, 2014  Tavistock Development ... by Tavistock Group, celebrated the groundbreaking of the ... City. The 92,000-square-foot, three-story facility ... Central Florida designed specifically for life ... the heart of the 650-acre Lake Nona Medical ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014 Investor-Edge has initiated coverage ... ONVO), Medivation Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN ), Pharmacyclics ... (NYSE MKT: SYN), and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD). ... at: http://investor-edge.com/register . On Wednesday, October ... 0.33%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.18%, to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Formedix to Introduce "Revolutionary" Clinical Trial Automation Software with Learning Webinar 2Brady Debuts New Lab Label Testimonial Video 2GuideWell Innovation Center Groundbreaking Hosted by Tavistock Development Company at Lake Nona Medical City 2GuideWell Innovation Center Groundbreaking Hosted by Tavistock Development Company at Lake Nona Medical City 3Biotech Equities Movers and Shakers - Organovo Holdings, Medivation, Pharmacyclics, Synthetic Biologics, and Ironwood Pharma 2Biotech Equities Movers and Shakers - Organovo Holdings, Medivation, Pharmacyclics, Synthetic Biologics, and Ironwood Pharma 3Biotech Equities Movers and Shakers - Organovo Holdings, Medivation, Pharmacyclics, Synthetic Biologics, and Ironwood Pharma 4Biotech Equities Movers and Shakers - Organovo Holdings, Medivation, Pharmacyclics, Synthetic Biologics, and Ironwood Pharma 5
... Inc.,(Nasdaq: VSCP ), a leading provider of ... 25, 2009 it will release its 2008,fourth quarter and ... 2008. The company will host a conference call ... 11:00 a.m. EST. , VirtualScopics, ...
... Include: - Initiation of development activities to ... Receipt of GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) ... commercialization in the U.S. and elsewhere- New ... Continued activities to support regulatory filings for ...
... LAIYANG, China, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Genesis,Pharmaceuticals Enterprises, Inc. ... pharmaceutical company with its principal operations,in the People,s Republic ... conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, February ... ended December 31, 2008 of,its fiscal year 2009. , ...
Cached Biology Technology:VirtualScopics Schedules Fourth Quarter 2008 Earnings Announcement 2VirtualScopics Schedules Fourth Quarter 2008 Earnings Announcement 3SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS 2SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS 3SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS 4SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS 5SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS 6SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS 7SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS 8SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS 9SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS 10SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS 11SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS 12SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS 13SENOMYX ANNOUNCES FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR-END 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS 14Genesis Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for its Second Quarter of FY 2009 2Genesis Pharmaceuticals Announces Conference Call to Discuss Results for its Second Quarter of FY 2009 3
(Date:10/30/2014)... DALLAS , Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... and criminal justice technology solutions for public ... that it has deployed exciting enhancements to ... data analytics to provide actionable intelligence and ... Technologies continues to drive technological innovation through ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... registration is open for the Society ... Meeting. SIR 2015 is the one place ... and related health care professionals can come ... science and technologies being presented, discussed and ... in minimally invasive, image-guided medicine, SIR 2015 ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... City on September 19, 2014, leading geneticist and humanitarian ... Genome Sciences and Medicine at the University of Washington ... Tel Aviv University, was awarded the 2014 Lasker-Koshland Special ... her honorary degree from TAU, Prof. King was the ... and for the past 18 years she has been ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Securus Technologies Adds Advanced Features to Its Industry-Leading Investigative Analytics Product 2SIR 2015: Interventional radiology shapes tomorrow's medicine 2Geneticist and humanitarian: Prof. Mary-Claire King receives Lasker Award 2
... in Biomed Central,s open access journal Journal of ... brain to develop Alzheimer,s disease. To date ... of inflammation in Alzheimer,s disease (AD), especially because trials ... ADAPT (The Alzheimer`s Disease Anti-inflammatory Prevention Trial) trial was ...
... Physics World, Steve Haake, director of the Centre for Sports ... the men,s 100 m sprint will be one event not ... the "performance-improvement index", which uses very simple physics to compare ... the last 100 years. The model shows that the ...
... next "next-gen" technology in genome sequencing has gotten a major ... Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and collaborators today published results of ... was recently introduced but whose use has so far been ... CSHL Assistant Professor Michael Schatz and Adam Phillippy and Sergey ...
Cached Biology News:Physics confirms sprinters are performing better than ever before 2An error-eliminating fix overcomes big problem in '3rd-gen' genome sequencing 2An error-eliminating fix overcomes big problem in '3rd-gen' genome sequencing 3
... The new D-LUX Detection Platform ... to provide the most sensitive, specific, ... qPCR. Invitrogens D-LUX Detection Platform offers ... equal to TaqMan probes, high signal/background ...
Provides continuous mixing action. For use with tubes, vials, and other containers...
... is aseptically collected via cardiac puncture from 3 ... mixed sex). It is then centrifuged and frozen ... filtered and bottled at 4C then stored at ... HAVE ALWAYS USED PEL-FREEZ COMPLEMENT, YOU CAN NOW ...
Modified and insect cell culture tested....
Biology Products: