New principle for self-assembly of patterned nanoparticles
Animal and plant cells are prominent examples of how nature constructs ever-larger units in a targeted, preprogrammed manner using molecules as building blocks. In nanotechnology, scientists mimic this 'bottom-up' ...
Sticky nanoparticles fight heart disease (w/ video)
Clemson University researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs targeting damaged arteries, a non-invasive method to fight heart disease.
Сalculations with nanoscale smart particles
Researchers from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have made an important step towards ...
Separate teams develop similar method for creating non-oxidizing silver nanoparticles
Important mechanism behind nanoparticle reactivity discovered
An international team of researchers has used pioneering electron microscopy techniques to discover an important mechanism behind the reaction of metallic nanoparticles with the environment.
Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis
(Phys.org) —Surface catalysts are notoriously difficult to study mechanistically, but scientists at the University of South Carolina and Rice University have shown how to get real-time reaction information ...
University of Akron researchers have developed new materials that function on a nanoscale, which could lead to the creation of lighter laptops, slimmer televisions and crisper smartphone visual displays.
New nanoparticles weaken tumor-cell defenses, then strike with chemotherapy drug
An aggressive form of breast cancer known as "triple negative" is very difficult to treat: Chemotherapy can shrink such tumors for a while, but in many patients they grow back and gain resistance to the original ...
Revolutionary method for gluing gels and biological tissues
Researchers have discovered an efficient and easy-to-use method for bonding together gels and biological tissues. A team of French researchers has succeeded in obtaining very strong adhesion between two gels ...
Promoting a culture of collaboration in research
Great science "happens" when the right people talk to each other.
Researchers use atomic layer deposition to grow bimetallic nanoparticles
Since the dawn of the Bronze Age, people have appreciated the advantages of using alloys rather than single metals to make better materials. Recently, scientists have discovered a recipe for making tiny two-metal ...
A layered nanostructure held together by DNA
(Phys.org) —Dreaming up nanostructures that have desirable optical, electronic, or magnetic properties is one thing. Figuring out how to make them is another. A new strategy uses the binding properties ...
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.
Novel nanoparticle production method could lead to better lights, lenses, solar cells
(Phys.org) —Sandia National Laboratories has come up with an inexpensive way to synthesize titanium-dioxide nanoparticles and is seeking partners who can demonstrate the process at industrial scale for ...