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Making higher-energy light to fight cancer

December 3, 2019

Materials scientists at the University of California, Riverside and The University of Texas at Austin have demonstrated that…
Armored With Plastic ‘Hair’ and Silica Shell, New Perovskite Nanocrystals Show Enhanced Durability

December 2, 2019

Perovskite nanocrystals hold promise for improving a wide variety of optoelectronic devices – from lasers to light emitting…
New class of metal materials is its strong suit

October 1, 2019

In a perfect world, engineers would like metals to be strong and electrically conducive without any defects. But…
Designer Defects in Diamonds

May 7, 2019

New method for creating color centers — a pathway to quantum materials. Researchers have come up with a…
New Approach for Solving Protein Structures from Tiny Crystals

May 6, 2019

Technique opens door for studies of countless hard-to-crystallize proteins involved in health and disease Using x-rays to reveal…
Optical ​“tweezers” combine with X-rays to enable analysis of crystals in liquids

March 22, 2019

Optical ​“tweezers” hold crystal steady for X-ray experiment. Understanding how chemical reactions happen on tiny crystals in liquid…
Nanocrystal ‘factory’ could revolutionize quantum dot manufacturing

March 21, 2019

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a microfluidic system for synthesizing perovskite quantum dots across the entire…
Researchers measure near-perfect performance in low-cost semiconductors

March 19, 2019

Tiny, easy-to-produce particles, called quantum dots, may soon take the place of more expensive single crystal semiconductors in…
Powerful method probes small-molecule structures

November 12, 2018

Small molecules — from naturally occurring metabolites and hormones to synthetic medicines and pesticides — can have big…
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…
Large supercrystals promise superior sensors

August 2, 2018

Improved sensitivity could improve security in public places Using an artful combination of nanotechnology and basic chemistry, Sandia…
Nanocrystals Emit Light by Efficiently ‘Tunneling’ Electrons

July 24, 2018

Using advanced fabrication techniques, engineers at the University of California San Diego have built a nanosized device out…
Project Will Provide Reaction Kinetics Data for Deterministic Synthesis of Metallic Nanocrystals

December 28, 2017

Researchers have published the first part of what they expect to be a database showing the kinetics involved…
New Study on Graphene-Wrapped Nanocrystals Makes Inroads Toward Next-Gen Fuel Cells

September 18, 2017

A powdery mix of metal nanocrystals wrapped in single-layer sheets of carbon atoms, developed at the Department of…
AI implications: Engineer’s model lays groundwork for machine-learning device

August 18, 2017

In what could be a small step for science potentially leading to a breakthrough, an engineer at Washington…
Scientists Find New Method to Control Electronic Properties of Nanocrystals

August 11, 2017

Researchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Stony Brook University, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven…
For first time, researchers measure forces that align crystals and help them snap together

April 30, 2017

Understanding crystal growth is important for designing new materials Like two magnets being pulled toward each other, tiny…
Livermore scientists purify copper nanowires

September 23, 2016

Cell phones and Apple watches could last a little longer due to a new method to create copper…
Engineers Develop First Transistors Made Entirely of Nanocrystal ‘Inks’

April 9, 2016

The transistor is the most fundamental building block of electronics, used to build circuits capable of amplifying electrical…
Engineers capture self-assembly of nanocrystals in real time

April 5, 2016

Nanoscopic crystals about 1,000 times thinner than a human hair wade through a liquid solution, leisurely consolidating into…
Nanocrystal self-assembly sheds its secrets

March 23, 2016

The secret to a long-hidden magic trick behind the self-assembly of nanocrystal structures is starting to be revealed.…
New Fuel Cell Design Powered by Graphene-wrapped Nanocrystals

March 16, 2016

Hydrogen is the lightest and most plentiful element on Earth and in our universe. So it shouldn’t be…
Quantum dots made from fool’s gold boost battery performance

November 19, 2015

If you add quantum dots – nanocrystals 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair –…
Nanocrystals don’t add up for reactor materials

August 20, 2015

Lawrence Livermore researchers have found that nanocrystalline materials do not necessarily resist radiation effects in nuclear reactors better…
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…
Demystifying nanocrystal solar cells

January 29, 2015

ETH researchers have developed a comprehensive model to explain how electrons flow inside new types of solar cells…
Calling quantum dots to order

December 31, 2014

Lead sulfide nanocrystals suitable for solar cells have a nearly one-to-one ratio of lead to sulfur atoms, but…
Shaping the Future of Nanocrystals: Researchers Obtain First Direct Observation of Facet Formation in Nanocubes

August 22, 2014

The first direct observations of how facets form and develop on platinum nanocubes point the way towards more…
Probing dopant distribution: Finding Opens the Door to Better Doping of Semiconductor Nanocrystals

May 9, 2014

The icing on the cake for semiconductor nanocrystals that provide a non-damped optoelectronic effect may exist as a…
Bright Future for Protein Nanoprobes: New Rules for Single-Particle Imaging with Light-Emitting Nanocrystals

March 18, 2014

The term a “brighter future” might be a cliché, but in the case of ultra-small probes for lighting…
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