Magnetically levitating graphite can be moved with laser
Sodium-ion battery cathode has highest energy density to date
Evidence of magnetic superatoms could open doors to new spin electronics
Photon funnel could direct and regulate light into solar cells
Metallic-to-semiconducting nanotube conversion greatly improves transistor performance
No Fukushima radiation found in coastal areas
It was raining when Eric Norman, Berkeley Lab physicist and University of California (UC) Berkeley professor of Nuclear Engineering, heard about the nuclear-reactor meltdown in Fukushima, Japan. "I immediately ...
Protein courtship revealed through chemist's lens
Staying clear of diseases requires that the proteins in our cells cooperate with one another. But, it has been a well-guarded secret how tens of thousands of different proteins find the correct dancing partners ...
Going to extremes for enzymes
In the age-old nature versus nurture debate, Douglas Clark, a faculty scientist with Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, is not taking sides. In the search for enzymes that can break ...
Nanotube forests drink water from arid air
(Phys.org) —If you don't want to die of thirst in the desert, be like the beetle. Or have a nanotube cup handy. New research by scientists at Rice University demonstrated that forests of carbon nanotubes ...
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 ...
Synthesis produces new antibiotic: Scientists confirm potent synthesis of natural tetracycline
A fortuitous collaboration at Rice University has led to the total synthesis of a recently discovered natural antibiotic.
ACS chemistry mavens stir up hot sauce science
Unzipped nanotubes unlock potential for batteries
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Rice University have come up with a new way to boost the efficiency of the ubiquitous lithium ion (LI) battery by employing ribbons of graphene that start as carbon nanotubes.
New material for flat semiconductors
Researchers around the world have been working to harness the unusual properties of graphene, a two-dimensional sheet of carbon atoms. But graphene lacks one important characteristic that would make it even ...