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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]
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]