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Team uses golden “lollipop” to observe elusive interference effect at the nanoscale

November 16, 2019

Electrons in atoms are pretty talented. They can form chemical bonds, get kicked out of the atom and…
Neutrons—Lighting up liquid crystals

September 6, 2019

Researchers used neutron scattering at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Spallation Neutron Source to probe the structure of a…
Scientists seek solar clues in a material with split nature

July 7, 2019

Scientists reveal interplay between organic and inorganic components. Scientists and engineers around the world are on the hunt…
Scientists move quantum optic networks a step closer to reality

January 3, 2019

A crucial step has been achieved in understanding quantum optical behavior of semiconductor nanomaterials. Scientists have moved quantum…
Barely scratching the surface: A new way to make robust membranes

December 13, 2018

Argonne researchers have demonstrated a new technique’s viability for membranes. Whether it’s tap water or a cup of…
Nanocrystals arrange to improve electronics

October 26, 2018

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers are working to make better electronic devices by delving into the way…
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,…
Nanodiamonds are forever

May 14, 2018

Say goodbye to the slogan “diamonds are forever.” For industries that use dry lubricant, the up-and-coming phrase is…
Researchers develop spectroscopic thermometer for nanomaterials

March 14, 2018

A scientific team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has found a new way…
Lab unlocks secrets of nanoscale 3D printing

January 4, 2018

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography (TPL),…
Accelerating the Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Patterns for Next-Generation Materials

December 14, 2017

Using polymer blends, scientists rapidly generated highly ordered patterns that could be used in the fabrication of microelectronics,…
New Efficient, Low-Temperature Catalyst for Converting Water and CO to Hydrogen Gas and CO2

June 23, 2017

Low-temperature “water gas shift” reaction produces high levels of pure hydrogen for potential applications, including fuel cells Scientists…
Self-assembling polymers provide thin nanowire template

April 12, 2017

For the chips in our computers and smartphones to get faster and faster, their components – the circuits…
Scientific team develops nano-sized hydrogen storage system to increase efficiency

February 26, 2017

Lawrence Livermore scientists have collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, including colleagues from Sandia National Laboratories(link is…
Creating atomic scale nanoribbons

January 26, 2017

Silicon crystals are the semiconductors most commonly used to make transistors, which are critical electronic components used to…
In one-two punch, researchers load ‘nanocarriers’ to deliver cancer-fighting drugs and imaging molecules to tumors

November 30, 2016

A conundrum of cancer is the tumor’s ability to use our bodies as human shields to deflect treatment.…
New Technique Reveals Powerful, “Patchy” Approach to Nanoparticle Synthesis

October 31, 2016

Scientists use 3D visualization to map striking and transformative nanoscale surface structures Patches of chain-like molecules placed across…
Researchers combine simulation, experiment for nanoscale 3-D printing

August 7, 2016

Computer simulation of the construction of a 250-nanometer 3-D cube by focused electron beam induced deposition. The electron…
New nontoxic process promises larger ultrathin sheets of 2D nanomaterials

July 27, 2016

A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a novel…
Discovery in growing graphene nanoribbons could enable faster, more efficient electronics

August 13, 2015

Graphene, an atom-thick material with extraordinary properties, is a promising candidate for the next generation of dramatically faster,…
Reshaping the Solar Spectrum to Turn Light to Electricity

July 29, 2015

When it comes to installing solar cells, labor cost and the cost of the land to house them…
Superfast Fluorescence Sets New Speed Record

July 29, 2015

Researchers have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90 billion times a second…
Seeing the Action Inside of a Cell

May 27, 2015

Cells are biological wonders. Throughout billions of years of existence on Earth, these tiny units of life have…
A Silver Lining: nanoclusters inside synthetic DNA

April 24, 2015

UCSB researchers cradle silver nanoclusters inside synthetic DNA to create a programmed, tunable fluorescent array. The silver used…
The future of electronics—now in 2D

February 16, 2015

The future of electronics could lie in a material from its past, as researchers from The Ohio State…
Researchers Develop New Monolayer Materials for Chemical Vapor Sensors

April 17, 2013

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have developed a vapor sensor based on new monolayer materials that…
Just Add Water: How Scientists Are Using Silicon to Produce Hydrogen on Demand

January 25, 2013

Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, according to University at Buffalo researchers.…
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