Gold nanorods provide whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun
A new method of harvesting the Sun's energy is emerging, thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials. Though still in its infancy, the research promises to convert ...
DNA does design: 3D plasmonic photonic crystals are the first devices prepared by DNA-guided colloidal crystallization
Boosting immune therapy for cancer with nanoparticles
(Phys.org) —Activating the body's immune system to attack cancer and prevent it from recurring is one of the Holy Grails of cancer research because of its ability to specifically target cancer and to search almost anywhere ...
Gold nanotubes launch a three-pronged attack on cancer cells
Scientists have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.
High reliability of flexible organic transistor memory looks promising for future electronics
Eucalyptus macrocarpa is giving nano-medicine a boost
(Phys.org) —Murdoch University researchers have developed a 'green' method to create antibacterial gold nanoparticles for potential use in the medical field with the help of common eucalyptus leaves.
Researchers use DNA origami technique to build nanoantennas with docking sites
Using gold and light to study molecules in water
Thanks to a new device that is the size of a human hair, it is now possible to detect molecules in a liquid solution and observe their interactions. This is of major interest for the scientific community, ...
An organic transistor paves the way for new generations of neuro-inspired computers
For the first time, French researchers at CNRS and CEA have developed a transistor that can mimic the main functionalities of a synapse.
Scientists developing cancer breath test
Scientists working on a breath test to detect cancer said they were now able to identify different types of the disease, in research published Wednesday.
Nanoparticles break the symmetry of light
How can a beam of light tell the difference between left and right? At the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) tiny particles have been coupled to a glass fibre. The particles emit light into the fibre ...
Gold nanoparticles: A new delivery for cancer drugs
(Phys.org) —The protein tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) is a powerful weapon in the arsenal to control cancer. Unfortunately, as is the case with many potent cancer therapies, the use of TNF-alpha as an anti-cancer ...
Energy from light and water: New photocatalytic method for the clean production of hydrogen from water
(PhysOrg.com) -- Hydrogen-powered fuel cells and solar energy are the best hope for a more environmentally friendly and resource-sparing energy supply in the future. A combination of the two is considered to be particularly ...
Reproducing nature's chemistry: Researchers alter molecular properties in a new way
In their search for molecules with certain characteristics, chemists have produced millions of new, increasingly complex synthetic materials by altering molecules' chemical structures.