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Study reveals new structure of gold at extremes

July 31, 2019

Gold is an extremely important material for high-pressure experiments and is considered the “gold standard” for calculating pressure…
New material shows high potential for quantum computing

July 4, 2019

A joint team of scientists at the University of California, Riverside, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is…
Gold-coated fungi are the new gold diggers

May 28, 2019

Australian scientists have discovered gold-coated fungi near Boddington in Western Australia. The thread-like fungi attach gold to their…
‘Impossible’ nano-sized protein cages made with the help of gold

May 15, 2019

A collaborative effort between the University of Oxford and the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University in Poland,…
Scientists prove gold purifying process used in medieval West Africa works

May 14, 2019

Humble fragments of clay crucibles and coin molds flecked with gold excavated by a joint team of British…
Some of Earth’s Gold Came From Two Neutron Stars That Collided Billions of Years Ago

May 8, 2019

For about a century now, scientists have theorized that the metals in our Universe are the result of…
Compelling Evidence for Small Drops of Perfect Fluid

December 12, 2018

PHENIX publishes new particle-flow measurements to support their case that tiny projectiles create specks of quark-gluon plasma. Nuclear…
Light triggers gold in unexpected way

December 4, 2018

Rice University researchers have discovered a fundamentally different form of light-matter interaction in their experiments with gold nanoparticles.…
Hierarchical 3D printing of nanoporous gold could ‘revolutionize’ electrochemical reactor design

August 31, 2018

Nanoporous metals are superior catalysts for chemical reactions due to their large surface area and high electrical conductivity,…
CSIRO’s cyanide-free gold showcases non-toxic solution

August 28, 2018

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has produced the country’s first gold using a non-toxic chemical process in an…
Atomic Movie of Melting Gold Could Help Design Materials for Future Fusion Reactors

July 5, 2018

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have recorded the most detailed atomic movie of…
Using gold nanoparticles to trigger sequential unfolding of 3D structures

June 25, 2018

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that takes advantage of gold nanoparticles to…
Stanford scientists create gold nanoparticles in water

April 25, 2018

An experiment that, by design, was not supposed to turn up anything of note instead produced a “bewildering”…
Millions worth of gold and silver was found in wastewater in Switzerland: worth recovering?

October 12, 2017

Switzerland has a reputation of a rich country. However, this is a little bit much to process even…
Uncovering gold’s secrets

April 5, 2017

An international group of scientists led by researchers at Cardiff University has unlocked the secret of a gold-based…
Neutrons and a ‘bit of gold’ uncover new type of quantum phase transition

January 22, 2017

When matter changes from solids to liquids to vapors, the changes are called phase transitions. Among the most…
Going inside to get a more efficient catalyst

January 13, 2017

New research shows that the phases that nano-structured materials go through to become an efficient catalyst are as…
X-ray tech illuminates hidden gold

December 19, 2016

CSIRO is partnering with Chrysos Corporation to bring to market its powerful PhotonAssay X-ray gold detection technology, setting…
Water-loving chemist also explores clusters of gold atoms

December 14, 2016

University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemist Xiao Cheng Zeng recently conducted a simple scientific test during lunch at a local Chinese…
For Wearable Electronic Devices, NIST Shows Plastic Holes Are Golden

November 24, 2016

In science, sometimes the best discoveries come when you’re exploring something else entirely. That’s the case with recent…
Researchers reveal that magnetic ‘rust’ performs as gold at the nanoscale

September 16, 2016

Researchers from the University of Georgia are giving new meaning to the phrase “turning rust into gold”—and making…
Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale

July 29, 2016

Rice University scientists who analyze the properties of materials as small as a single molecule have encountered a…
Titanium + gold = new gold standard for artificial joints

July 21, 2016

Titanium is the leading material for artificial knee and hip joints because it’s strong, wear-resistant and nontoxic, but…
Discovery of Gold Nanocluster “Double” Hints at Other Shape-Changing Particles

June 20, 2016

New analysis approach brings two unique atomic structures into focus Chemically the same, graphite and diamonds are as…
Solving a nanotechnology riddle – what makes gold atoms stick together

March 2, 2016

Gold is special, coveted as an investment, prized as jewellery and with a decorative history that dates back…
Researcher finds gold — and other metals — in water

February 18, 2016

Instead of a pan and a pick ax, prospectors of the future might seek gold with a hand-held…
Researchers go for the gold on a single chip

January 21, 2016

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have created a library of nanoporous gold structures on a single chip that…
Nanoworld “Snow Blowers” Carve Straight Channels in Semiconductor Surfaces

December 29, 2015

In the nanoworld, tiny particles of gold can operate like snow blowers, churning through surface layers of an…
Call for rethink on gold deposit formation

December 22, 2015

New CSIRO research has questioned the accepted theory on how some gold deposits formed, highlighting that current geological…
Mining gold from sewage

November 20, 2015

Research undertaken by the Cardiff University has unveiled a “consistently high” amount of gold in the UK’s sewers.…
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