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Plasmons Influence Carbon-Based Nanoparticles for Sensitizing Cancerous Tumors

Plasmons Influence Carbon-Based Nanoparticles for Sensitizing Cancerous Tumors

Radiotherapy used in cancer treatment is a promising treatment method, albeit rather indiscriminate. Indeed, it affects neighbouring healthy tissues and tumours alike. Researchers have thus been exploring the possibilities of using various radio-sensitizers; these nanoscale entities focus the destructive effects of radiotherapy more specifically on tumour cells. [More]
Goethe University Chemists Synthesise a Platonic Solid Featuring an Si20 Dodecahedron

Goethe University Chemists Synthesise a Platonic Solid Featuring an Si20 Dodecahedron

The discovery of the soccer ball-shaped C60 molecule in 1985 was a milestone for the development of nanotechnology. In parallel with the fast-blooming field of research into carbon fullerenes, researchers have spent a long time trying in vain to create structurally similar silicon cages. [More]
Buckyballs Turned Into Buckybombs to Fight Cancer

Buckyballs Turned Into Buckybombs to Fight Cancer

In 1996, a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene - soccer-ball-shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties. [More]
Glyconanoparticles Help Reduce Cell Damage and Inflammation After a Stroke

Glyconanoparticles Help Reduce Cell Damage and Inflammation After a Stroke

Materials resulting from chemical bonding of glucosamine, a type of sugar, with fullerenes, kind of nanoparticles known as buckyballs, might help to reduce cell damage and inflammation occurring after stroke. A team from the Max Planck Institute in Germany has tested this on mice, opening the door to potential new drugs for the cerebrovascular accident. [More]
Corannulene Molecules May Help Overcome Difficulties in Building Molecular Circuits

Corannulene Molecules May Help Overcome Difficulties in Building Molecular Circuits

Corannulene is a carbon molecule with a unique shape (similar to the better known fullerene) and promising properties. A team of scientists from SISSA and the University of Zurich carried out computer simulations of the molecule’s properties and discovered that it might help overcome the difficulties building molecular circuits (i.e., of the size of molecules). The study has just been published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. [More]
Treated Buckyballs Can Remove Toxic Metal Particles from Liquids

Treated Buckyballs Can Remove Toxic Metal Particles from Liquids

Treated buckyballs not only remove valuable but potentially toxic metal particles from water and other liquids, but also reserve them for future use, according to scientists at Rice University. [More]
Power Cables Infused with Carbon Nanoballs Show Potential for Sustainable Energy Development

Power Cables Infused with Carbon Nanoballs Show Potential for Sustainable Energy Development

Chalmers University researchers have enhanced the voltage level of the insulation plastic employed in high-voltage cables by 26 % with the addition of nano-sized carbon balls. This discovery enables significant improvement in the efficiency gains of the power grids, resulting in the development of a sustainable energy system. [More]
SimySkin Partners with Nanotech Expert to Launch Premier Skincare Line

SimySkin Partners with Nanotech Expert to Launch Premier Skincare Line

SimySkin™ is pleased to announce the launch of its premier skincare line, which includes age-specific advanced scientific ingredients and formulations that correct, repair and reverse signs of aging. [More]
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]