Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Hawaii company seeking new patent

August 13th, 2007

Hawaii company seeking new patent


Honolulu-based Oceanit Laboratories Inc. is looking to patent a nanotechnology concrete mix that creates stronger material for use in buildings, bridges and roads.

Companies worldwide are working on ways to incorporate so called carbon nanotubes into concrete. In addition to increasing toughness the nanotubes, which are thousands of times thinner than a human hair, are highly conductive. That means that they could be used to create a kind of nervous system within concrete that could be used to detect cracking and weaknesses in structures.


Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press


Study explains strength gap between graphene, carbon fiber: Rice University researchers simulate defects in popular fiber, suggest ways to improve it October 19th, 2016

Working under pressure: Diamond micro-anvils with huge pressures will create new materials October 19th, 2016

Highly conductive and pure gold nanostructures grown by electron beam induced deposition October 17th, 2016

Diamonds aren't forever: Sandia, Harvard team create first quantum computer bridge October 15th, 2016

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Self-healable battery Lithium ion battery for electronic textiles grows back together after breaking October 20th, 2016

Scientists find technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic devices: In a paradigm shift from conventional electronic devices, exploiting the quantum properties of superlattices holds the promise of developing new technologies October 20th, 2016

Tiny gold particles could be the key to developing a treatment for pancreatic cancer October 19th, 2016

Exploring defects in nanoscale devices for possible quantum computing applications October 19th, 2016

Patents/IP/Tech Transfer/Licensing

Leti to Tackle Tomorrow's Research Strategies with Stanford University’s SystemX Alliance: French R&D Center Is the First Research Institute to Join the Collaboration and Provides Bridges Between Academia and Industry, Leveraging Alliance’s Potential October 4th, 2016

Picosun patents ALD nanolaminate to prevent electronics from overheating September 28th, 2016

NIST Patents Single-Photon Detector for Potential Encryption and Sensing Apps September 16th, 2016

For first time, carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon September 8th, 2016


DryWired's Liquid Nanotint to be the first nano-insulation in a Federal building: 250,000 federal buildings, most with uninsulated glass October 12th, 2016

New flexible material can make any window 'smart' August 23rd, 2016

Cement design should take into account the water confined in the smallest pores: A researcher at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is participating in the study of the stresses of confined water in the micropores of cement at extreme temperatures August 11th, 2016

Nothing -- and something -- give concrete strength, toughness: Rice University scientists show how voids, particles sap energy from cracks August 8th, 2016

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project