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optoelectronics

High-Performance Computing Helps to Survey Optical Qualities of Atom-Thick Materials for...

The ability of metallic or semiconducting materials to absorb, reflect and act upon light is of primary importance to scientists developing optoelectronics – electronic devices that...
microchips

Ultracold Atoms Used to Verify 1963 Prediction About 1D Electrons

Rice University atomic physicists have verified a key prediction from a 55-year-old theory about one-dimensional electronics that is increasingly relevant thanks to Silicon Valley’s...
plasmonics

Rice U. Lab Probes Molecular Limit of Plasmonics

Rice University researchers are probing the physical limits of excited electronic states called plasmons by studying them in organic molecules with fewer than 50...
Nanotubes

Nanotubes Change the Shape of Water

Here’s one way to fit a square peg into a round hole.First, according to Rice University engineers, get a nanotube hole. Then insert water. If the...
matter-matter coupling

Rice U. Lab Finds Evidence of Matter-Matter Coupling

After their recent pioneering experiments to couple light and matter to an extreme degree, Rice University scientists decided to look for a similar effect in...
quantum computers

Quantum Bugs, Meet Your New Swatter

A Rice University computer scientist and his colleagues have proposed a method to accelerate and simplify the imposing task of diagnosing quantum computers.Anastasios Kyrillidis, an...
ShareBackup

Sharebackup Could Keep Data in the Fast Lane

Anyone who has ever cursed a computer network as it slowed to a crawl will appreciate the remedy offered by scientists at Rice University.Rice...
water treatment platform

Rice U. System Selectively Sequesters Toxins from Water

Rice University scientists are developing technology to remove contaminants from water – but only as many as necessary.The Rice lab of engineer Qilin Li is building...
rebar graphenevideo

Nanotube ‘Rebar’ Makes Graphene Twice as Tough

Rice University researchers have found that fracture-resistant “rebar graphene” is more than twice as tough as pristine graphene.Graphene is a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon. On...
cancer cells

NSF Backs Strategy to Reconstruct Cancer Cells’ Evolution

The National Science Foundation has awarded two grants for a combined $1.5 million to Rice University computational biologist Luay Nakhleh to expand big data...
nanotubes

Two-Faced Edge Makes Nanotubes Obey

Growing a batch of carbon nanotubes that are all the same may not be as simple as researchers had hoped, according to Rice University scientists.Rice materials...
Nanoscale Electrocatalysis

Feds Back Rice U. Study of Nanoscale Electrocatalysis

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences has awarded Rice University researchers $1.1 million to study single nanoparticles and their ability...
data network

Scientists to Tap Data Networks’ Hidden Powers

Rice University scientists have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to develop distributed programming methods to analyze streaming data.Computer scientists Ang Chen and Eugene Ng will use...
catalytic design

Machine Learning Can Improve Catalytic Design

Chemical engineers at Rice University and Pennsylvania State University have shown that combining machine learning and quantum chemistry can save time and expense in...
saving trees

‘Saving the Trees Is Not Enough’

Widespread logging and hunting have endangered virtually all of Madagascar’s 100-plus species of iconic lemurs, and a new study by Rice University ecologists illustrates...
coral reefs

Boring Barnacles Prefer the Shallow Life on Coral Reefs

If you want to know about the future of coral reefs that harbor marine life and protect coastlines, sometimes that means you have to...
cementless

Cementless Fly Ash Binder Makes Concrete ‘Green’

Rice University engineers have developed a composite binder made primarily of fly ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, that can replace Portland cement in concrete.The material...
graphene foamvideo

Sculpting with Graphene Foam

Rice University scientists have developed a simple way to produce conductive, three-dimensional objects made of graphenefoam.The squishy solids look and feel something like a child’s...
PlinyCompute

‘A System Purely for Developing High-Performance, Big Data Codes’

Computer scientists from Rice University’s DARPA-funded Pliny Project believe they have the answer for every stressed-out systems programmer who has struggled to implement complex objects...
perovskite

Scientists Go Deep to Quantify Perovskite Properties

Scientists led by Rice University and Los Alamos National Laboratory have discovered electronic properties in quantum-scale devices that are likely to impact the growing...