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silicon nanoparticles

Researchers Use Silicon Nanoparticles For Bioimaging and Drug Delivery

An international research team has studied a new cell visualisation and drug delivery system based on nanoparticles coated with luminescent dye molecules. Scientists have...
Magnetic Iron Oxide

Researchers Find Simpler Way to Deposit Magnetic Iron Oxide onto Gold...

Researchers from North Carolina State University and MIT have found a simpler way to deposit magnetic iron oxide (magnetite) nanoparticles onto silica-coated gold nanorods,...
Nickel Nanoparticles

Researchers Inadvertently Boost Surface Area of Nickel Nanoparticles for Catalysis

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Air Force Research Laboratory have discovered that a technique designed to coat nickel nanoparticles with silica...
marine spongevideo

Marine Sponges & Novel Glass Technology

The technology for glass forming and shaping requires heat treatment at high temperatures of about 1000o C. So it has long been a mystery...
photonics

DNA: The Next Hot Material in Photonics?

Using DNA from salmon, researchers in South Korea hope to make better biomedical and other photonic devices based on organic thin films. Often used...
ice crystals

Aeroices: Newly Discovered Ultralow-Density Ice

Water has many ice phases that form under different pressure and temperature conditions. The effects of positive pressure have been explored extensively, with the...
Quasicrystals

Wiesner Team Images Tiny Quasicrystals as They Form

When Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman first saw a quasicrystal through his microscope in 1982, he reportedly thought to himself, “Eyn chaya kazo” – Hebrew...
carbon dioxide emissions

Taking Concrete Steps Toward Lower Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Concrete raises climate-change concerns because manufacturing its primary component, Portland cement, is responsible for as much as 8 percent of human carbon dioxide emissions....
optical imaging

3D Imaging of Surface Chemistry in Confinement

Geological, catalytic, biological and chemical processes are driven by surface chemical heterogeneities, electrostatic fields and flow. To understand these processes and to enable the...
batteries

Building a Better Battery

Imagine revolutionizing the renewable energy market with the silica gel packets you find in shoeboxes and snack bags. The research team behind Membrion is...
antimicrobial enzymes

Nanoparticles Take a Bite out of Infections

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria that colonize surfaces and medical equipment are causing alarming annual rises in the number of patients becoming infected in hospitals and clinics....
solar paint

Solar Paint Offers Endless Energy from Water Vapour

The paint contains a newly developed compound that acts like silica gel, which is used in sachets to absorb moisture and keep food, medicines...
Antibiotic

Nanoparticles Coated with Antibiotic Eliminate Drug-resistant Bacteria

A new strategy to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been described by Brazilian researchers in Scientific Reports, an online journal owned by Springer Nature. The method...
Meteorite

High-pressure Experiments Solve Meteorite Mystery

With high-pressure experiments at DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III and other facilities, a research team around Leonid Dubrovinsky from the University of Bayreuth...
graphene

Graphene Chills Out

A theoretical model that explains how heat flows from graphene could help improve the design of nanoscale devices, say A*STAR scientists. Graphene is a two-dimensional...
catalytic

Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University Scientists Develop More Efficient Catalytic...

Scientists at Ames Laboratory have discovered a method for making smaller, more efficient intermetallic nanoparticles for fuel cell applications, and which also use less...
Alzheimer’s Disease, Earth’s crust, diabetes, brain tumor, vitamin d, schizophrenia

New Theory on How Earth’s Crust Was Created

More than 90% of Earth’s continental crust is made up of silica-rich minerals, such as feldspar and quartz. But where did this silica-enriched material...
fiber optics

Method Improves Semiconductor Fiber Optics, Paves Way for Developing Devices

A new method to improve semiconductor fiber optics may lead to a material structure that might one day revolutionize the global transmission of data,...
graphene

Decorating Single Layer and Bilayer Graphene with Useful Chemical Groups

Researchers at the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology disclosed...
carbon dioxide

Researchers Work on Carbon Dioxide Capture Systems

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher and her team are developing technology that could help keep astronauts safe from carbon dioxide buildup...