Diamonds that deliver

Water is seen as small red and white molecules on large nanodiamond spheres. The colored tRNA can be seen on the nanodiamond surface.Credit: Michael Mattheson, OLCF, ORNL Neutrons, simulation analysis of tRNA-nanodiamond combo could transform drug delivery design principles It’s … Continue reading

The contradictory catalyst

This synthetic catalyst uses an inexpensive metal at its core to produce hydrogen fast. Credit: Image courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Researchers find the key to speeding up the rate of reaction of a potential catalyst for energy storage … Continue reading

Creating atomic scale nanoribbons

Researchers have made the first important step toward integrating atomically precise graphene nanoribbons (APGNRs) onto nonmetallic substrates. Credit: Adrian Radocea, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Researchers have demonstrated the first important step toward integrating atomically precise graphene nanoribbons … Continue reading

Nanoscale view of energy storage

Using advanced electron microscope techniques, (left to right) graduate student Fariah Hayee, Professor Jen Dionne and senior research scientist Ai Leen Koh captured extremely high-resolution video of atoms moving in and out of nanoparticles. Credit: L.A. Cicero In a lab 18 … Continue reading

2D Materials Enhance a 3D World

This figure depicts the organic semiconductor, in this case P3HT:PCBM in red, with a 2D MoS2 layer on a silver plasmonic metasurface.Credit: Image courtesy of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University – OIST In the past decade, two-dimensional, … Continue reading

A Wolverine Inspired Material

Illustration showing self-healing via ion-dipole interaction.Credit: University of Colorado, Boulder Researchers create a self-healing, transparent, highly stretchable material that can be electrically activated and used to improve batteries, electronic devices, and robots Scientists, including several from the University of California, … Continue reading

Nanostructures made of pure gold

Nanostructure made of gold. Credit: Vienna University of Technology It is the philosopher’s stone of nanotechnology: Using a technological trick, scientists at TU Wien have succeeded in creating nanostructures made of pure gold The idea is reminiscent of the ancient … Continue reading