Award for turning wool into gold
A Victoria University (New Zealand) scientist has won a prestigious innovation award for turning pure New Zealand Merino wool into gold.
Bionic eye hope blends lasers and gold
A novel approach to restoring sight using a bionic eye' is being investigated at Swinburne University of Technology.
A hot bath for gold nanoparticles
Gold nanoparticles, says Chris Kiely, are fast becoming some of the most effective diplomats of the nanoworld.
Another tool in the nano toolbox: Scientists use electron beam to manipulate nanoparticles
(Phys.org)—Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the atomic and molecular scale, holds great promise for everything from incredibly fast computers to chemical sensors that can sniff out cancer cells. ...
Freedom of assembly: Scientists see nanoparticles form larger structures in real time
(Phys.org) —In a new study performed at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, researchers have for the first time seen the self-assembly ...
Separate teams develop similar method for creating non-oxidizing silver nanoparticles
Gold-palladium nanoparticles achieve greener, smarter production of hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is one of the world's most versatile and widely used chemicals. A powerful oxidizing agent, H2O2 is commonly used as a bleach, an antiseptic and a disinfectant.
Scientists image nanoparticles in action
(Phys.org) —The macroscopic effects of certain nanoparticles on human health have long been clear to the naked eye. What scientists have lacked is the ability to see the detailed movements of individual ...
Chemists turn gold to purple -- on purpose
Professor Richard Watt and his chemistry students suspected that a common protein could potentially react with sunlight and harvest its energy similar to what chlorophyll does during photosynthesis.
Highlight: Superparamagnetic Gold Nanoshells with Tunable Optical Properties
A solution-phase process has been developed by CNM users from the University of California at Riverside, working collaboratively with the Nanophotonics Group at the Argonne National Laboratory, for synthesizing ...
Engineers turn a drawback - the stickiness of gold nanoparticles - into an advantage
(PhysOrg.com) -- Gold nanoparticles -- tiny spheres of gold just a few billionths of a meter in diameter -- have become useful tools in modern medicine. They've been incorporated into miniature drug-delivery ...
Using gold particles to fight cancer
Researchers at the MIRA Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, University of Twente, The Netherlands, are developing a method of detecting and treating tumors with the help of gold particles ...
Transistors are made from natural cotton fibers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Smarter, more functional clothing incorporating electronics may be possible in the near future, according to a study co-authored by Cornell fiber scientist Juan Hinestroza.
Disappearing gold a boon for nanolattices
(PhysOrg.com) -- When gold vanishes from a very important location, it usually means trouble. At the nanoscale, however, it could provide more knowledge about certain types of materials. A recent discovery ...