News tagged with silicon nanoparticles

Catalyst keeps fruit fresh longer

( —Ripening fruit, vegetables, and flowers release ethylene, which works as a plant hormone. Ethylene accelerates ripening, so other unripened fruit also begins to ripen—fruit and vegetables quickly spoil and ...

dateMay 13, 2013 in Materials Science
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Detecting lethal diseases with rust and sand

The next big thing in medical diagnostics could be minutes particles of rust, iron oxide, coated with the material from which sand is formed, silicon dioxide. These magnetic nanoparticles, a mere 29 to 230 nanometers across, ...

dateJan 31, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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Virus killer gets supercharged

A simple technique to make a common virus-killing material significantly more effective is a breakthrough from the Rice University labs of Andrew Barron and Qilin Li.

dateJan 12, 2011 in Biochemistry
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