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Researchers Observe Growth of Buckminsterfullerenes in Real Time

Researchers Observe Growth of Buckminsterfullerenes in Real Time

Researchers from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universität Tübingen, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) and Technische Universität Berlin have observed the self-arrangement of football-shaped carbon molecules into ultra-smooth layers, in real-time, using the PETRA III ultrabright X-ray source at DESY. This study provides insight into basics of the growth process that takes place in buckyballs. [More]
PID2 Polymer Added to Polymer-Fullerene Mixture Improves Efficiency of Electrical Power Generation

PID2 Polymer Added to Polymer-Fullerene Mixture Improves Efficiency of Electrical Power Generation

New light has been shed on solar power generation using devices made with polymers, thanks to a collaboration between scientists in the University of Chicago’s chemistry department, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, and Argonne National Laboratory. [More]
Newly Synthesized Fullerene and Diamond Nano-Aggregate Molecule Reveals Exceptional Electronic Properties

Newly Synthesized Fullerene and Diamond Nano-Aggregate Molecule Reveals Exceptional Electronic Properties

A newly synthesized molecule reveals exceptional electronic properties; the results of this study led by researchers from Universite catholique de Louvain and from Stanford University California are published in Nature Communications. [More]
NSF Awards Grant to Study Environmental Impacts of Fullerene-Based Materials

NSF Awards Grant to Study Environmental Impacts of Fullerene-Based Materials

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) and Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences are the recipients of a new research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the lifecycle environmental impacts of fullerene-based materials—a form of engineered nanomaterials used in solar cells, drug delivery systems and cosmetics. [More]
Researchers Develop New Nanoscale Agent for Imaging the GI Tract

Researchers Develop New Nanoscale Agent for Imaging the GI Tract

A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the GI tract in real time could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of gut diseases. [More]
Researchers Observe Boron Cage Structure Similar to the Carbon Buckyball

Researchers Observe Boron Cage Structure Similar to the Carbon Buckyball

The discovery 30 years ago of soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules called buckyballs helped to spur an explosion of nanotechnology research. Now, there appears to be a new ball on the pitch. [More]
Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy Helps Study How Plastic Solar Panels Work

Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy Helps Study How Plastic Solar Panels Work

Scientists don't fully understand how 'plastic' solar panels work, which complicates the improvement of their cost efficiency, thereby blocking the wider use of the technology. However, researchers at the University of Montreal, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Imperial College London and the University of Cyprus have determined how light beams excite the chemicals in solar panels, enabling them to produce charge. [More]
Football-Shaped Molecules Could be Used to Watch Football

Football-Shaped Molecules Could be Used to Watch Football

This work focuses on the interactions between molecules and in particular on "amphiphilic" molecules, which contain two distinct parts to them. Household detergent is a good example of a product that relies on interacting amphiphilic molecules. [More]
Water Molecules Caged in Fullerenes for Study of Magnetic Nuclei in Hydrogen Atoms

Water Molecules Caged in Fullerenes for Study of Magnetic Nuclei in Hydrogen Atoms

Scientists are using a pioneering method of 'caging' and cooling water molecules to study the change in orientation of the magnetic nuclei at the centre of each hydrogen atom - a process which transforms the molecule from one form of water to another. [More]
Researchers Devise New Technique to Synthesize Nickel-Carbon Heterofullerenes

Researchers Devise New Technique to Synthesize Nickel-Carbon Heterofullerenes

Scientists from several British, Spanish and Russian research centers (MIPT, Institute for Spectroscopy RAS, Kurchatov Institute and Kintech Lab Ltd) have come up with a method of synthesizing a new type of nickel-carbon compound. The article titled Formation of nickel-carbon heterofullerenes under electron irradiation has been published by Dalton Transactions and is available as a pre-print at arxiv.org. The first author of the article is Alexander Sinitsa, an MIPT student, and the leading author is Andrey Popov (Institute for Spectroscopy RAS, 1989 MIPT graduate). [More]