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nanoparticle growth
2014-03-30 06:06:44

With DESY’s X-ray light source PETRA III, Danish scientists observed the growth of nanoparticles live.

Size Matters When Nanocrystals Go Through Phases
2013-08-26 15:35:09

Berkeley Lab Researchers at the Molecular Foundry Reveal Fundamental Size-Dependence of Metal Nanocrystals Undergoing Phase Transitions

Size Matters In Nanocrystals' Ability To Adsorb And Release Gases
2013-08-07 08:02:53

More efficient catalytic converters on autos, improved batteries and more sensitive gas sensors are some of the potential benefits of a new system that can directly measure the manner in which nanocrystals adsorb and release hydrogen and other gases.

Tiny Silicon Crystals Could Be Safe For Deep-tissue Imaging
2013-07-31 13:54:50

Tiny silicon crystals caused no health problems in monkeys three months after large doses were injected, marking a step forward in the quest to bring such materials into clinics as biomedical imaging agents, according to a new study.

Coveted Nanocrystal Process Simplified
2013-06-25 12:29:07

A formation mechanism of nanocrystalline cerium dioxide (CeO2), a versatile nanomaterial, has been unveiled by scientists

Gold Nanocrystal Vibration Captured On Billion-frames-per-second Film For First Time
2013-05-24 07:22:10

The film, which was made using 3D imaging pioneered at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL, reveals important information about the composition of gold. The findings are published in the journal Science.

2013-05-13 12:47:50

Quantum dots are tiny nanocrystals with extraordinary optical and electrical properties with possible uses in dye production, bioimaging, and solar energy production.

Microwave Oven Used To Cook Up Solar Cell Material
2013-05-06 09:16:00

University of Utah metallurgists used an old microwave oven to produce a nanocrystal semiconductor rapidly using cheap, abundant and less toxic metals than other semiconductors.

2012-12-14 12:27:50

When materials are stressed, they eventually change shape.

Researchers Create Flexible Nano-Sized Electronic Circuits
2012-11-27 13:50:59

Scientists have been finding ways to shrink electronic circuits ever since they were first invented. But no matter how small these circuits get, they’ve been largely confined to rigid surfaces, typically silicon.


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