Researchers create plasmonic paper for detecting chemicals and biologically important molecules
Using a common laboratory filter paper decorated with gold nanoparticles, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have created a unique platform, known as "plasmonic paper," for detecting and characterizing ...
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 ...
'Trojan horse' gold nanoparticles treatment could beat brain tumors
A "Trojan horse" treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, which involves using tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill tumour cells, has been successfully tested by scientists.
Experts create intelligent 'plaster' to monitor patients
Medical engineers said Sunday they had created a device the size of a plaster which can monitor patients by tracking their muscle activity before administering their medication.
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 ...
'Mix and match': Mixing nanoparticles to make multifunctional materials
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a general approach for combining different types of nanoparticles to produce large-scale composite materials. The ...
Gold's unexpected oxidation activity: Decoding the role of water in gold nanocatalysis
Researchers from the University of Houston and Trinity University have for the first time provided direct evidence of a water-mediated reaction mechanism for the catalytic oxidation of carbon monoxide.
New flexible, transparent conductor created: Foldable flat-screen TVs closer to reality
University of Houston researchers have developed a new stretchable and transparent electrical conductor, bringing the potential for a fully foldable cell phone or a flat-screen television that can be folded ...
Engineering team designs 'living materials'
Inspired by natural materials such as bone—a matrix of minerals and other substances, including living cells—MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving ...
Nanoparticle research could enhance drug delivery through skin
Scientists at the University of Southampton have identified key characteristics that enhance a nanoparticle's ability to penetrate skin, in a milestone study which could have major implications for the delivery of drugs.
Researchers create nanoparticle thin films that self-assemble in one minute
The days of self-assembling nanoparticles taking hours to form a film over a microscopic-sized wafer are over. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ...
Nano-scale gold particles are good candidates for drug delivery
A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells.
Mice study enables view of nanoparticle accumulation
Making gold green: New non-toxic method for mining gold
Northwestern University scientists have struck gold in the laboratory. They have discovered an inexpensive and environmentally benign method that uses simple cornstarch—instead of cyanide—to isolate gold from raw materials ...