Latest Center for Nanoscale Materials Stories

2013-04-22 11:28:59

In a new study performed at the Center for Nanoscale Materials at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, researchers have for the first time seen the self-assembly of nanoparticle chains in situ, that is, in place as it occurs in real-time.

Science Uses X-Rays To Unlock Mystery Of Picasso Paint
2013-02-07 14:27:31

The best way to win any decades-long debate is science, science, and more science. If, for example, you’re able to hire a team of technicians to operate a powerful X-Ray to prove your point, there’s almost no way you’ll lose.

2012-08-13 14:55:35

For the first time X-ray scientists have combined high-resolution imaging with 3-D viewing of the surface layer of material using X-ray vision in a way that does not damage the sample.

2012-05-24 19:40:04

Quantum physics and plant biology seem like two branches of science that could not be more different, but surprisingly they may in fact be intimately tied.

2012-03-13 09:01:57

While diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, they’re also well-loved by scientists working to enhance the performance of electronic devices.

2010-10-19 09:48:35

For the first time scientists have been able to watch nanoparticles grow from the earliest stages of their formation.

2010-06-15 11:50:00

A scientist at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has created visible-light catalysis, using silver chloride nanowires decorated with gold nanoparticles, that may decompose organic molecules in polluted water.

2010-05-17 15:07:35

A collaboration between the Advanced Photon Source and Center for Nanoscale Materials at US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has "seen" the crystallization of nanoparticles in unprecedented detail.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.