News - 5 Feb 2021
In contemporary society, catalysts are crucial materials through which raw materials can be selectively converted into useful products and, at the same time, waste is reduced and energy is...
News - 23 Dec 2020
Bigger is not always better, but here's something that starts small and gets better as it gets bigger.
Just light it up and see.
A team led by Rice University chemists Christy Landes and...
News - 16 Dec 2020
You have to look closely, but the hills are alive with the force of van der Walls.
Rice University scientists found that nature's ubiquitous "weak" force is sufficient to indent rigid...
News - 27 Oct 2020
Nanomechanics at Rice University and the University of Houston are getting ready to rev their engines for the second international Nanocar Race.
While they'll have to pump the brakes for a bit...
News - 31 Jul 2020
Whether in innovative high-tech materials, more powerful computer chips, pharmaceuticals or in the field of renewable energies, nanoparticles - smallest portions of bulk material - form the basis for...
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 - 12 Jun 2020
Miniaturization has enabled so many unfathomable dreams. Shrinking down electronic circuits has allowed us to access technology like smartphones, health watches, medical probes, nano-satellites,...
News - 28 May 2020
The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused an increased demand for antimicrobial treatments that can keep surfaces clean, particularly in health care settings. Although some surfaces have been...
News - 13 May 2020
Engineers at Duke University have shown that nanosized silver cubes can make diagnostic tests that rely on fluorescence easier to read by making them more than 150 times brighter. Combined with an...
News - 28 Apr 2020
As demand for higher-efficiency and smaller electronics grows, so does demand for a new generation of materials that can be printed at ever smaller dimensions. Such materials are critical to national...