Partner news: Enjoy a piece of nanocheese… and nanotube building toys!

AthenaWeb goes nano with the its fresh new contributor, Nano2hybrids: Nanocheese film uses a piece of French cheese to wittly demonstrate the power of nano-scale materials, while a researchers uses chemical building block to illustrate fundamental concepts in nanotechology in Christmas for a scientist. These films are all part of a series of imaginative and entertaining films that make pioneering science absorbing and compelling.

"nano2hybrids" is an EU Research project from 2007-2010 developing new ultra-sensitive gas sensors using carbon nanotube nanotechnology. During the project the scientists have been making videos, allowing the public to become involved in a real research project "as it happens", to follow the ups and downs, the new discoveries and the dead ends - in short, to find out what doing science research is really like. For more information, visit

Over the next few months AthenaWeb will showcase the amazing science and creative filmmaking from the nano2hybrids, but for now check out on AthenaWeb:
Christmas for a scientist
The EU project Nano2hybrids

And check out the Nano videos library on AthenaWeb

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Publications by A. Paszternák:

Smartphone-Based Extension of the Curcumin/Cellophane pH Sensing Method

Pd/Ni Synergestic Activity for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Conditions

The potential use of cellophane test strips for the quick determination of food colours

pH and CO2 Sensing by Curcumin-Coloured Cellophane Test Strip

Polymeric Honeycombs Decorated by Nickel Nanoparticles

Directed Deposition of Nickel Nanoparticles Using Self-Assembled Organic Template,

Organometallic deposition of ultrasmooth nanoscale Ni film,

Zigzag-shaped nickel nanowires via organometallic template-free route

Surface analytical characterization of passive iron surface modified by alkyl-phosphonic acid layers

Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of Alkyl-Phosphonate SAMs on Mica

Amorphous iron formation due to low energy heavy ion implantation in evaporated 57Fe thin films

Surface modification of passive iron by alkylphosphonic acid layers

Formation and structure of alkylphosphonic acid layers on passive iron

Structure of the nonionic surfactant triethoxy monooctylether C8E3 adsorbed at the free water surface, as seen from surface tension measurements and Monte Carlo simulations

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