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Accelerating the Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Patterns for Next-Generation Materials

The ability to quickly generate ultra-small, well-ordered nanopatterns over large areas on material surfaces is critical to the fabrication of next-generation technologies in many...

Nanoscientists Develop New Material with Controllable Pores

What do your skin, the clothes you wear, and the soil you stand on have in common? They are all porous substances. Like a...
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Designing New Metal Alloys Using Engineered Nanostructures

Materials science is a field that Jason Trelewicz has been interested in since he was a young child, when his father—an engineer—would bring him...

Making Glass Invisible: A Nanoscience-Based Disappearing Act

If you have ever watched television in anything but total darkness, used a computer while sitting underneath overhead lighting or near a window, or...
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Studying Argon Gas Trapped in Two-Dimensional Array of Tiny “Cages”

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory had just finished an experiment with a two-dimensional (2D) structure they synthesized for...

Tricking Molecules into Creating New Nano-shapes

The ScienceMaking small structures, at the nanometer length scale, is extremely difficult. However, these structures are vital for faster, denser more energy-efficient computing devices....

Scientists Demonstrate New Real-Time Technique for Studying Ionic Liquids at Electrode...

Ionic liquids—salts made by combining positively charged molecules (cations) and negatively charged molecules (anions) that are liquid at relatively low temperatures, often below room...

Scientists Set Record Resolution for Drawing at the One-Nanometer Length Scale

The ability to pattern materials at ever-smaller sizes—using electron-beam lithography (EBL), in which an electron-sensitive material is exposed to a focused beam of electrons,...

Water-Repellent Nanotextures Found to Have Excellent Anti-Fogging Abilities

Some insect bodies have evolved the abilities to repel water and oil, adhere to different surfaces, and eliminate light reflections. Scientists have been studying...

New Catalyst for Making Methanol from Methane

Our group has developed a catalyst for converting methane, the main component of abundant natural gas, directly to methanol at fairly low temperatures. Refining...

New Technique Reveals Powerful, “Patchy” Approach to Nanoparticle Synthesis

Patches of chain-like molecules placed across nanoscale particles can radically transform the optical, electronic, and magnetic properties of particle-based materials. Understanding why depends critically...
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Crystalline Fault Lines Provide Pathway for Solar Cell Current

A team of scientists studying solar cells made from cadmium telluride, a promising alternative to silicon, has discovered that microscopic "fault lines" within and...

Research Team Led by SBU’s Alexander Orlov Strikes Gold

Researchers from Stony Brook University led by Alexander Orlov — in collaboration with scientists at the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and Brookhaven National Lab —...

Collaboration Strikes Gold Pioneering a New Method for Catalyst Production

An ultra-high-vacuum chamber with temperatures approaching absolute zero—the coldest anything can get—may be the last place you would expect to find gold. But a...

Smarter Self-assembly Opens New Pathways for Nanotechnology

Brookhaven Lab scientists discover a way to create billionth-of-a-meter structures that snap together in complex patterns with unprecedented efficiency

DNA Shaping Up to be Ideal Framework for Rationally Designed Nanostructures

Shaped DNA frames that precisely link nanoparticles into different structures offer a platform for designing functional nanomaterials

Brookhaven’s Oleg Gang Named a Battelle ‘Inventor of the Year’

Recognized for work using DNA to guide and regulate the self-assembly of nanoparticles into clusters and arrays with controllable properties
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Artificial Moth Eyes Enhance Silicon Solar Cells

A novel approach to design and assembly of nanotextured surfaces on photovoltaic devices could improve energy collection.

Brookhaven Lab Facilities Team Up to Offer Beamline for Cutting-Edge Science

The Coherent Soft X-ray Scattering and Spectroscopy (CSX-2) beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source II, which hosted its first users in February, was...

Scientists Guide Gold Nanoparticles to Form “Diamond” Superlattices

Using  bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy-like tetrahedral cages, scientists have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticles in a way that mimics...