News - 14 Oct 2010
A team of Rice University and Lockheed Martin scientists has discovered a way to use simple silicon to radically increase the capacity of lithium-ion batteries.
Sibani Lisa Biswal, an assistant...
News - 22 Nov 2007
Almost everyone in the scientific community has heard of buckyballs, but no one until Sandia's Jianyu Huang has seen one being born.
Buckyballs - more formally known as buckminsterfullerene...
News - 26 Mar 2007
The first published study on the environmental impact of manufactured nanoparticles on ordinary soil showed no negative effects, which is contrary to concerns voiced by some that the microscopic...
News - 14 Aug 2018
The discovery of buckyballs astonished and pleased chemists in the 1980s, nanotubes enthused physicists in the 1990s, and graphene excited materials scientists in the 2000s, but one nanoscale carbon...
News - 22 Jul 2015
Joshua Robinson recalls the day in 2006 when he learned of a material that is, for all practical purposes, two-dimensional.
At the time, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Naval Research...
News - 19 Oct 2010
One simple conversation may have spread the legend of the buckyball farther and wider than the nearly quarter-century of learning and teaching that preceded it. Sir Harry Kroto, a member of the Nobel...
News - 9 Apr 2008
Even large amounts of manufactured nanoparticles, also known as Buckyballs, don't faze microscopic organisms that are charged with cleaning up the environment, according to Purdue University...
Article - 30 Jul 2018
This article covers an overview of the background and properties of the different types of nanoparticles.
Article - 25 Jul 2018
Nanomaterials are any type of material of nanosized thickness, i.e. less than 100 nm in thickness. There are various types, many of which exhibit different properties than bulk materials.
Article - 20 Apr 2011
The arrangement of carbon atoms differentiates a pencil lead from a pricey diamond. In the past three decades, new carbon materials such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and graphene have...