News tagged with nanorods

Snow falls differently on the nanoscale

This time of year it's not hard to imagine the world buried under a smooth blanket of snow. A picnic table on a flat lawn eventually vanishes as trillions of snowflakes collect around it, a crystalline sheet obscuring the ...

dateJan 24, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Traces of DNA exposed by twisted light

Structures that put a spin on light reveal tiny amounts of DNA with 50 times better sensitivity than the best current methods, a collaboration between the University of Michigan and Jiangnan University in China has shown.

dateOct 28, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Pentagonal nanorods show catalytic promise

Pentagonal nanorods have a unique morphology that confers interesting compositional and shape-dependent properties—including excellent stability and high catalytic activity—that make them excellent candidates for industrial ...

dateAug 13, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Light-Driven Nanorod Could Roll on Water

( -- In a recent study, researchers have examined the possibility of rolling a nanorod on the surface of water. On the macroscale, perhaps the closest analogy might be the sport of logrolling, in which two competitors ...

dateDec 18, 2009 in Nanophysics feature
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Catalysis with Au-tipped CdSe nanorod clusters

Clusters of gold (Au)-tipped CdSe nanorods were synthesized by researchers in the Center for Nanoscale Materials Nanophotonics Group through nanorod polymerization driven by the controlled welding of the Au tips. The Au-tipped ...

dateMay 07, 2014 in Nanophysics
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