News - 9 Apr 2021
Catalysts are crucial to making industrial processes viable. However, many of the non-precious metal catalysts used for synthesis have low activity, are difficult to handle, and/or require harsh...
News - 17 Dec 2020
A team of scientists have solved the longstanding problem of how electrons move together as a group inside cylindrical nanoparticles.
The new research provides an unexpected theoretical...
News - 31 Aug 2020
Plasmonic surface lattice resonances (SLRs) supported by metal nanoparticle arrays have many merits such as strong field enhancements extended over large volumes, as well as long lifetimes, narrow...
News - 16 Jul 2020
Multicolour electrochromic displays are one of the most versatile applications because they can retain their coloured states without the need to supply electrical power. However, the simultaneous...
News - 30 Jun 2020
A scientist might want to do cartwheels upon making a discovery, but this time the discovery itself relies on cartwheels.
Researchers at Rice University have discovered details about a novel type...
News - 26 Jun 2020
Led by the Ikerbasque professor Luis Liz-Marzán, researchers at the Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials CIC biomaGUNE have developed a mechanism by which gold atoms are deposited by...
News - 23 Jun 2020
Researchers have created a Bose-Einstein condensate with record speed, creating the fascinating phase of matter in about 100 femtoseconds.
To get an idea of how quick that is, hundred femtoseconds...
News - 18 Jun 2020
A new film made of gold nanoparticles changes color in response to any type of movement. Its unprecedented qualities could allow robots to mimic chameleons and octopi -- among other futuristic...
News - 9 Jun 2020
Rice University scientists have developed an easy and affordable tool to count and characterize nanoparticles.
The Rice labs of chemists Christy Landes and Stephan Link created an open-source...
News - 4 Jun 2020
Smart phones, tablets and laptop displays, camera lenses, biosensing devices, integrated chips and solar photovoltaic cells are among the applications that could stand to benefit from an innovative...