Color pixels made of nanowires offer new paradigm for digital cameras
Of mice and molecules: In vivo photoacoustic imaging using semiconducting polymer nanoparticles
Nanostructures enhance light trapping for solar fuel generation
Proposed graphene cardboard has highly tunable properties
MRI, on a molecular scale: Team develops system that could peer into atomic structure of individual molecules
For decades, scientists have used techniques such as X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging to gain invaluable insight into the atomic structure of molecules. Such efforts have ...
Team finds electricity can be generated by dragging saltwater over graphene
Lithium-sulfur batteries last longer with nanomaterial-packed cathode
Electric vehicles could travel farther and more renewable energy could be stored with lithium-sulfur batteries that use a unique powdery nanomaterial.
Researchers model world's first carbon-based 'spaser'
(Phys.org) —A new version of "spaser" technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing.
First direct observations of excitons in motion achieved
A quasiparticle called an exciton—responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits—has been understood theoretically for decades. But exciton ...
Chemists design nanoparticles that can deliver three cancer drugs at a time
Delivering chemotherapy drugs in nanoparticle form could help reduce side effects by targeting the drugs directly to the tumors. In recent years, scientists have developed nanoparticles that deliver one or ...
Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells
(Phys.org) —A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University ...
Polymer microparticles could help verify goods
Some 2 to 5 percent of all international trade involves counterfeit goods, according to a 2013 United Nations report. These illicit products—which include electronics, automotive and aircraft parts, pharmaceuticals, ...
Researchers develop ErSb nanostructures with applications in infrared and terahertz ranges
In a feat that may provide a promising array of applications, from energy efficiency to telecommunications to enhanced imaging, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have created a compound semiconductor of nearly ...