Why Elon Musk is wrong about nanotechnology
Jun 01, 2018
You might expect Elon Musk, the business magnate, engineer and serial entrepreneur would be a fan of all things techy. After all, his radical enterprises are built on pushing science to its limit. He's behind a raft of visionary ...
Understanding the generation of light-induced electrical current in atomically thin nanomaterials
May 23, 2018
Scientists at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have used an optoelectronic imaging technique to study the ...
Leveraging imperfections to create better-behaved quantum dots
May 22, 2018
Potentially paving the way toward advanced computers, lasers or optical devices, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have revealed new effects in tiny electronic devices called quantum dots.
Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves destroy lung cancer cells
May 21, 2018
Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them, new research by a joint Swansea University and Indian team has shown.
A new method for studying semiconductor nanoparticles has been tested
May 16, 2018
A team from Siberian Federal University and Kirensky Institute of Physics (Siberian Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences) has developed a new method to study nanoparticles made of cadmium telluride (CdTe). The compound's ...
Stage-diving with biomolecules improves optical microscopy
May 01, 2018
Physicists from Dresden and Würzburg have developed a novel method for optical microscopy, obtaining high-resolution images using biological motors and single quantum dots.
Quantum dots enable faster, easier photon detection, more secure data
Apr 25, 2018
A team of researchers including U of A engineering and physics faculty has developed a new method of detecting single photons, or light particles, using quantum dots.
Scientists roll 2-D cadmium telluride into nanoscrolls
Apr 24, 2018
A team of scientists from the Faculty of Chemistry and the Faculty of Materials Science, MSU, together with foreign colleagues, discovered that two-dimensional sheets of cadmium telluride can spontaneously fold into nanoscrolls. ...
Course set to overcome mismatch between lab-designed nanomaterials and nature's complexity
Apr 16, 2018
Cells and the machinery they encase are soft matter—shape-shifting multicomponent systems with an overwhelming richness of forms. But, these squishy packages are hard targets for potential therapeutic and diagnostic applications ...
Cheaper, less toxic and recyclable light absorbers for hydrogen production
Apr 10, 2018
Mimicking photosynthesis in plants, using light to convert stable and abundant molecules like water and CO2 into a high energy fuel (hydrogen) or into chemicals of industrial interest, is a major research challenge today. ...