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Researchers explain visible light from 2D lead halide perovskites
Researchers led by an electrical engineer from the University of Houston have reported solving a lingering question about how a two-dimensional crystal composed of cesium, lead and bromine emitted a strong green light, opening the door to designing better light-emitting and diagnostic devices. (2019-06-24)
University of Konstanz researchers create uniform-shape polymer nanocrystals
Researchers from the University of Konstanz's Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1214 'Anisotropic Particles as Building Blocks: Tailoring Shape, Interactions and Structures' successfully generate uniform-shape nanocrystals using direct polymerization (2019-06-13)
Understanding the (ultra-small) structure of silicon nanocrystals
New research provides insight into the structure of silicon nanocrystals, a substance that promises to provide efficient lithium ion batteries that power your phone to medical imaging on the nanoscale. (2019-06-06)
Why deep-sea dragonfish have transparent teeth
Off the coast of San Diego, 500 meters under the sea, pencil-sized sea monsters grin pitch-black smiles because their mouths are filled with transparent teeth. (2019-06-05)
New substance can form in the OA process of crystal growth, new study reveals
Chinese scientists from the Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP) under the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Scienceshave revealed that a new substance can form during the oriented attachment (OA) process of crystal growth, which may shed new light on the microscopic mechanism of crystal growth. (2019-05-29)
Researchers develop viable, environmentally-friendly alternative to Styrofoam
Washington State University researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly, plant-based material that for the first time works better than Styrofoam for insulation. (2019-05-09)
Coffee machine helped physicists to make ion traps more efficient
Scientists from ITMO University have developed and applied a new method for analyzing the electromagnetic field inside ion traps. (2019-04-26)
Squeezed nanocrystals: A new model predicts their shape when blanketed under graphene
In a collaboration between the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and Northeastern University, scientists have developed a model for predicting the shape of metal nanocrystals or 'islands' sandwiched between or below two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene. (2019-04-05)
From foam to bone: Plant cellulose can pave the way for healthy bone implants
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and McMaster University have developed what could be the bone implant material of the future: an airy, foamlike substance from plant cellulose that can be injected into the body and provide scaffolding for the growth of new bone. (2019-03-19)
Nanocrystal 'factory' could revolutionize quantum dot manufacturing
A new system for synthesizing quantum dots across the entire spectrum of visible light drastically reduces manufacturing costs, can be tuned on demand to any color and allows for real-time process monitoring to ensure quality control. (2019-03-15)
When a defect might be beneficial
Rohan Mishra, assistant professor of mechanical engineering & materials science in the McKelvey School of Engineering, led a widespread team of researchers -- including at Washington University, at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and at the University of Missouri-Columbia -- that studied the structure and properties of the commonly occurring planar defects at the atomic scale, which spans only a few tenths of a nanometer. (2019-02-19)
Breakthrough nanoscience discovery made on flight from New York to Jerusalem
Magic-size nanoclusters are the missing link that bridges the divide between how matter rearranges itself in small-scale molecular isomerization and in large, solid bulk matter phase transitions. (2019-02-18)
Across the spectrum: Researchers find way to stabilize color of light in next-gen material
Researchers have found a way to stabilize the color of light emitted from a class of next-generation materials. (2019-02-11)
Nano-scale process may speed arrival of cheaper hi-tech products
Researchers have developed an inexpensive way to make products incorporating nanoparticles -- such as high-performance energy devices or sophisticated diagnostic tests -- which could speed the commercial development of devices, materials and technologies. (2018-11-09)
How to produce fluorescent nanoparticles for medical applications in a nuclear reactor
Scientists from IOCB Prague and IMC have developed a revolutionary method for the easy and inexpensive production of irradiated nanodiamonds and other nanomaterials suitable for use in highly sensitive diagnostics of diseases, including various types of cancer. (2018-11-09)
Powerful method probes small-molecule structures
Small molecules -- from naturally occurring metabolites and hormones to synthetic medicines and pesticides -- can have big effects on living things. (2018-11-08)
Invention by NUS chemists opens the door to safer and less expensive X-ray imaging
Professor Liu Xiaogang from the National University of Singapore led a team to develop novel lead halide perovskite nanocrystals that are highly sensitive to X-ray irradiation. (2018-10-25)
Nanodiamonds as photocatalysts
Diamond nanomaterials are considered hot candidates for low-cost photocatalysts. They can be activated by light and can then accelerate certain reactions between water and CO2 and produce carbon-neutral 'solar fuels'. (2018-10-18)
Efficiently turning light into electricity
Perovskites form a group of crystals that have many promising properties for applications in nano-technology. (2018-10-11)
Hidden gapless states on the path to semiconductor nanocrystals
When chemists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw were starting work on yet another material designed for the efficient production of nanocrystalline zinc oxide, they didn't expect any surprises. (2018-10-11)
Simple fabrication of full-color perovskite LEDs
An international team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) introduced a simple technique to fabricate full-color perovskite LEDs. (2018-10-10)
Regulating upconversion core@shell structures for double-model fluorescence security encoding
Wei Wu and co-workers, who were devoted to the preparation of double-model NIR irradiation NaYF4 upconversion inks and their applications in information encoding and security application, from Wuhan University, demonstrated a modified high-temperature coprecipitation to synthesize core-triple-shell Ln3+ ions-doped NaYF4 upconversion nanocrystals for screen-printing designable, complex and multicolor patterns. (2018-09-29)
Renewable energy sources: All-in-one light-driven water splitting
Solar-powered water splitting is a promising means of generating clean and storable energy. (2018-09-06)
Scientists squeeze nanocrystals in a liquid droplet into a solid-like state and back again
A team led by scientists at Berkeley Lab found a way to make a liquid-like state behave more like a solid, and then to reverse the process. (2018-08-08)
Scientists create a UV detector based on nanocrystals synthesized by using ion implantation
Scientists at the Lobachevsky University have been working for several years to develop solar-blind photodetectors operating in the UV spectral band. (2018-08-06)
Material formed from crab shells and trees could replace flexible plastic packaging
Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have created a material derived from crab shells and tree fibers that has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging used to keep food fresh. (2018-07-23)
Using light for next-generation data storage
Tiny, nano-sized crystals of salt encoded with data using light from a laser could be the next data storage technology of choice, following research by Australian scientists. (2018-07-11)
UV narrow-band photodetector based on indium oxide nanocrystals
An international team of researchers from Russia and India has created a narrow-band UV photodetector based on indium oxide nanocrystals embedded in a thin film of aluminum oxide. (2018-07-05)
Chameleon-inspired nanolaser changes colors
Chameleons change color by controlling the spacing among nanocrystals on their skin. (2018-06-20)
Beyond conventional solution-process for 2-D heterostructure
Recently, researchers from Nanjing Tech University, China, demonstrated a facile wet-chemical method to directly grow organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite (MAPbBr3, MA = CH3NH3+) NCs on surfaces of dispersible MoS2 nanosheets. (2018-06-04)
Scientists develop material that could regenerate dental enamel
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a new way to grow mineralised materials which could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and bone. (2018-06-01)
Radiative decay rates in Si crystallites with a donor ion
A team of Lobachevsky University researchers headed by Prof. Vladimir Burdov investigates radiative properties of silicon nanocrystals having sizes of the order of one nanometer, with phosphorus or lithium impurity ion introduced into them. (2018-05-24)
Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information
University of Waterloo chemists have found a much faster and more efficient way to store and process information by expanding the limitations of how the flow of electricity can be used and managed. (2018-05-11)
Can this invasive exotic pest make better materials for industry and medicine?
Tunicates are slimy invasive exotic pests that some people like to eat. (2018-05-04)
Revealing the remarkable nanostructure of human bone
Using advanced 3D nanoscale imaging of the mineral in human bone, research teams from the University of York and Imperial College London have shown that the mineral crystals of bone have a hierarchical structure integrated into the larger-scale make-up of the skeleton. (2018-05-03)
Organic printing inks may restore sight to blind people
A simple retinal prosthesis is being developed in collaboration between Tel Aviv University in Israel and Linköping University in Sweden. (2018-05-02)
Energy conversion: Optical 'overtones' for solar cells
NIM scientists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have found a new effect regarding the optical excitation of charge carriers in a solar semiconductor. (2018-04-19)
Cheaper, less toxic and recyclable light absorbers for hydrogen production
Achieving artificial photosynthesis in solution remains limited by the use of costly and toxic metal-based compounds to harvest light. (2018-04-10)
Chemists use abundant, low-cost and non-toxic elements to synthesize semiconductors
Javier Vela of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory has worked with two of his graduate students to synthesize a new material for semiconductors. (2018-03-14)
Researchers reshape the energy landscape of phonons in nanocrystals
Phonons, which are packets of vibrational waves that propagate in solids, play a key role in condensed matter and are involved in various physical properties of materials. (2018-03-06)
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