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Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers

August 14, 2019

Thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes have now proven able to bridge damaged heart tissues and deliver the electrical…
Lab produces simple fluorescent surfactants

August 6, 2019

Laboratories use surfactants to separate things, and fluorescent dyes to see things. Rice University chemists have combined the two to simplify life…
Oddball edge wins nanotube faceoff

July 30, 2019

When is a circle less stable than a jagged loop? Apparently when you’re talking about carbon nanotubes. Rice…
Device channels heat into light

July 15, 2019

The ever-more-humble carbon nanotube may be just the device to make solar panels – and anything else that loses energy…
Photovoltaic nanotubes

June 20, 2019

Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology. Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates…
Nanomaterial safety on a nano budget

June 4, 2019

With a little practice, it doesn’t take much more than 10 minutes, a couple of bags and a…
Fighting counterfeit with carbon nanotubes

May 20, 2019

Researchers at IMDEA Nanociencia have developed a physically unclonable function based on carbon nanotubes with potential applications in…
Odd reaction creates a stir in the lab

April 3, 2019

The stirrers that mix cream into your coffee probably don’t make much difference to the drink. But in…
Biosensor may provide better cancer diagnosis

March 15, 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have developed a new biological sensor that could help clinicians better diagnose…
With nanotubes, genetic engineering in plants is easy-peasy

February 26, 2019

Inserting or tweaking genes in plants is more art than science, but a new technique developed by University…
Turning natural gas into carbon nanotubes cuts energy use, carbon dioxide emissions

January 31, 2019

Rice University chemical and biomolecular engineer Matteo Pasquali and his colleagues have won a $3.3 million federal grant to develop…
Chemical synthesis of nanotubes

January 13, 2019

For the first time, researchers used benzene – a common hydrocarbon – to create a novel kind of…
Rice University graduate student Ashleigh Smith McWilliams holds a vial of boron nitride nanotubes in solution. McWilliams led a Rice effort to find the best way to separate the naturally clumping nanotubes to make them more useful for manufacturing. The nanotubes turn the clear liquid surfactant white when they are dispersed. (Credit: Rice University)
Once unstuck, boron nitride nanotubes show promise

December 20, 2018

Boron nitride nanotubes sure do like to stick together. If they weren’t so useful, they could stay stuck…
Nanotubes may give the world better batteries

October 29, 2018

Rice University scientists are counting on films of carbon nanotubes to make high-powered, fast-charging lithium metal batteries a…
Ultracold atoms used to verify 1963 prediction about 1D electrons

September 5, 2018

Rice University atomic physicists have verified a key prediction from a 55-year-old theory about one-dimensional electronics that is…
Nanotubes change the shape of water

August 29, 2018

Here’s one way to fit a square peg into a round hole. First, according to Rice University engineers,…
Long-sought carbon structure joins graphene, fullerene family

August 18, 2018

The discovery of buckyballs surprised and delighted chemists in the 1980s, nanotubes jazzed physicists in the 1990s, and…
Nanotube ‘rebar’ makes graphene twice as tough

August 7, 2018

Rice University researchers have found that fracture-resistant “rebar graphene” is more than twice as tough as pristine graphene.…
Research Charts the Way to More Reliable Carbon-based Microelectronics

June 18, 2018

Carbon nanotubes – cylindrical formations of carbon atoms with incredible strength and electrical conductivity – hold great promise…
New nano building block takes a bow

May 28, 2018

Boron nitride nanotubes are primed to become effective building blocks for next-generation composite and polymer materials based on…
‘Exceptional’ research points way toward quantum discoveries

May 3, 2018

Rice University scientists are known for exceptional research, but a new paper led by physicist Junichiro Kono makes…
Improved method of delivering anti-cancer drugs

April 20, 2018

The method involves the use of a new type of a nanotube – a tiny tube used in…
A Core-Shell Nanotube Array for Artificial Photosynthesis

April 13, 2018

The average global energy consumption of transportation fuels is currently several terawatts (1 terawatt = 1012 Joule) per second.…
For graphite pellets, just add elbow grease

March 28, 2018

It’s easy and economical to make shiny pellets of graphite from functionalized graphene, according to scientists at Rice…
Plasmons triggered in nanotube quantum wells

March 19, 2018

A novel quantum effect observed in a carbon nanotube film could lead to the development of unique lasers…
Touchy nanotubes work better when clean

January 5, 2018

Carbon nanotubes bound for electronics need to be as clean as possible to maximize their utility in next-generation…
Nanotubes go with the flow to penetrate brain tissue

December 19, 2017

Rice University researchers have invented a device that uses fast-moving fluids to insert flexible, conductive carbon nanotube fibers…
Bacteria breakthrough marks new era in cellular design and biofuel production

December 13, 2017

Globally, there is a growing demand for the agricultural or renewable production of biofuels and other commodity chemicals,…
Wheat gets boost from purified nanotubes

December 7, 2017

The introduction of purified carbon nanotubes appears to have a beneficial effect on the early growth of wheatgrass,…
Thin, Flexible, Light-absorbent Material for Energy and Stealth Applications

February 3, 2017

Transparent window coatings that keep buildings and cars cool on sunny days. Devices that could more than triple…
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