Nano-LEDs emit full visible spectrum of light
Tube-shaped solar cells could be woven into clothing
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 ...
Gold nanorods target cancer cells
Using tiny gold nanorods, researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have demonstrated a potential breakthrough in cancer therapy.
Nanorods made of fullerenes improve performance of polymer solar cells
The biggest obstacle to making use of solar energy has been the excessively high price of solar cells made of inorganic semiconductors. In contrast, solar cells based on semiconducting polymers are affordable, ...
Multicolor meta-hologram produces light across entire visible spectrum
Mobile phones come alive with the sound of music, thanks to nanogenerators
Charging mobile phones with sound, like chants from at football ground, could become a reality, according to a new collaboration between scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Nokia.
Liquid crystals controlled by magnetic fields may lead to new optical applications
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.
Bright lights of purity: Researchers discover why pure quantum dots and nanorods shine brighter
To the lengthy list of serendipitous discoveries gravity, penicillin, the New World add this: Scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered why a promising ...
Nanorods could greatly improve visual display of information (w/ Video)
Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have developed tiny, nanoscale-size rods of iron oxide particles in the lab that respond to an external magnetic field in a way that could dramatically improve ...
New pretreatment process delivers biocompatible, stable gold nanorods for tumor treatment
(PhysOrg.com) -- Gold isnt just lovely in jewelry; it has long been used as medicine. Modern medicine is particularly focused on nanoscopic gold, which can be used as a contrast agent and in the treatment ...
A forest of nanorods: Amazing nanostructures created by glancing-angle deposition
Just as landscape photographs shot in low-angle light dramatically accentuate subtle swales and mounds, depositing metal vapors at glancing angles turns a rough surface into amazing nanostructures with a vast range of potential ...
High efficiency infrared photodetectors using gold nanorods
Toyohashi Tech researchers develop an innovative infrared photodetector exploiting plasmon resonance at the surface of gold nanorods. This technology shows potential as the basis for the development ...