Inside story: Chemical reactivity on the inner surface of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Researchers apply transmission electron microscopy through unique graphene liquid cell (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Autumn is usually not such a great time for big special effects movies as the summer blockbusters have faded and those for the holiday season have not yet opened. Fall is more often the time ...
Champion nano-rust for producing solar hydrogen
EPFL and Technion researchers have figured out the "champion" nanostructures able to produce hydrogen in the most environmentally friendly and cheap manner, by simply using daylight.
Scientists capture crystallization of materials in nanoseconds
(Phys.org) —Lawrence Livermore researchers for the first time have created movies of irreversible reactions that occur too rapidly to capture with conventional microscopy.
Imaging methodology reveals nanoparticles at atomic scale in three dimensions (w/ video)
A team of scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Northwestern University has produced 3-D images and videos of a tiny platinum nanoparticle at atomic resolution that reveal new ...
New imaging techniques track lithium-ion reactions in real-time, potential for more powerful, longer-lasting batteries
(Phys.org)—The cherished portability of many popular electronics, from smart phones to laptops, mostly comes courtesy of lithium-ion batteries. Unfortunately, these dense and lightweight energy storage ...
In nanorod crystal growth, nanoparticles seen as artificial atoms
In the growth of crystals, do nanoparticles act as "artificial atoms" forming molecular-type building blocks that can assemble into complex structures? This is the contention of a major but controversial theory ...
Microscopy reveals 'atomic antenna' behavior in graphene
Atomic-level defects in graphene could be a path forward to smaller and faster electronic devices, according to a study led by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
New insights on an old polymer material, Nafion, will enable design of better batteries
Designing new materials depends upon understanding the properties of today's materials. One such material, Nafion, is a polymer that efficiently conducts ions (a polymer electrolyte) and water through its ...
Data storage takes an electric turn
(PhysOrg.com) -- German scientists from the Forschungszentrum Julich and the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle have discovered the basis for the next generation of memory devices. In ...
'Electron vortices' have the potential to increase conventional microscopes' capabilities
(PhysOrg.com) -- Electron microscopes are among the most widely used scientific and medical tools for studying and understanding a wide range of materials, from biological tissue to miniature magnetic devices, ...
Scientists Image the 'Anatomy' of a Molecule (w/ Video)
Platinum nanoparticles organize into specific patterns when bonded to freestanding graphene
Physicists have found that platinum nanoparticles limit their size and organize into specific patterns when bonded to freestanding graphene.
Small-scale imaging unlocks nickel ore value
Local researchers are using a unique method of nano-material imaging to more effectively determine the highly variable acid leaching values of Western Australian nickel laterite ores.