Understanding lung injury and repair
Acute and chronic lung injury is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Understanding and modelling the mechanisms of lung tissue repair are needed to find ways to replace damaged alveolar epithelium.
Boosting efficiency of excitonic solar cells
An EU-funded project is exploiting innovative routes that rely on nanotechnology to further develop the potential of third-generation photovoltaics. Exciton harvesting is a fundamental parameter for efficient operation of such photovoltaic devices.
Eliminating fungus in aircraft fuel tanks
Growth of microorganisms in aircraft fuel tanks can block the flow of fuel and cause corrosion, affecting both safety and maintenance costs. Novel antimicrobial coatings could solve the problem simply and effectively.
In situ formation of nanotubes by tunnelling
Nanomaterials are famous for their unique properties that differ from those of bulk quantities of the same stuff. Now, bulk structures made from nanomaterials are the next generation and EU-funded scientists are paving the way.