Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using light, nanoparticles
Researchers from the University of Houston have found a catalyst that can quickly generate hydrogen from water using sunlight, potentially creating a clean and renewable source of energy.
New 'layered-layered' materials for rechargeable lithium batteries
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new approach to increasing the capacity and stability of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
Nanoparticles Unlock the Future of Superalloy Metals
Sandia National Laboratories is pioneering the future of superalloy materials by advancing the science behind how those superalloys are made.
Gold nanorods assemble themselves into rings
Rice University chemists have discovered that tiny building blocks known as gold nanorods spontaneously assemble themselves into ring-like superstructures.
Liquid alloy shows solid-like crystal structure at surface
A substance used in nanotechnology contains unusual structures at its surface, a team of researchers led by Oleg Shpyrko, Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National ...
The longest carbon nanotubes you've ever seen
Using techniques that could revolutionize manufacturing for certain materials, researchers have grown carbon nanotubes that are the longest in the world. While still slightly less than 2 centimeters long, ...
In new hybrid chip, molecules are memories
Genetic Engineering Fuses Spider Silk and Silica
Bioengineers at Tufts University have created a new fusion protein that for the first time combines the toughness of spider silk with the intricate structure of silica. The resulting nanocomposite could be used in medical ...
Researchers develop new technique to scale up production of graphene micro-supercapacitors
(Phys.org)—While the demand for ever-smaller electronic devices has spurred the miniaturization of a variety of technologies, one area has lagged behind in this downsizing revolution: energy-storage units, ...
IBM researchers quell nanoscale interference
IBM researchers have discovered a way to use graphite effectively in building nanoelectonic circuits vastly smaller than those in silicon-based computer chips.
Molecules spontaneously form honeycomb network featuring pores of unprecedented size
UC Riverside researchers have discovered a new way in which nature creates complex patterns: the assembly of molecules with no guidance from an outside source. Potential applications of the finding are paints, ...
Researchers find simple, cheap way to increase solar cell efficiency
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found an easy way to modify the molecular structure of a polymer commonly used in solar cells. Their modification ...
15 times stronger than steel: Scientists develops strongest, lightest glass nanofibres in the world
The University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) is pioneering research into developing the strongest silica nanofibres in the world.
Researchers develop three-step process for building fractal nanostructures
Fancy Erector Set? Nope. The elaborate fractal structure shown at right (with a close-up below) is many, many times smaller than that and is certainly not child's play. It is the latest example of what Julia ...