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Probing structural changes in electroactive self-assembled monolayers

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:05
A powerful method is demonstrated for analyzing the electrochemically induced electronic-state and structural changes that occur in an iron-tipped self-assembled monolayer.

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Light triggers gold nanoparticles in unexpected way

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 02:02
Researchers have discovered a fundamentally different form of light-matter interaction in their experiments with gold nanoparticles.

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Quickly capture tiny particles reacting

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 23:10
New method takes a snapshot every millisecond of groups of light-scattering particles, showing what happens during industrially relevant reactions.

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Bandage with wearable nanogenerator promotes powerful healing

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 23:04
A new, low-cost wound dressing could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient's own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at the site of an injury.

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Artificial magnetic field produces exotic behavior in graphene sheets

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 22:56
A new shows that the application of an electrical field to a bilayer graphene system produces an effect identical to that of an extremely intense magnetic field applied to two aligned graphene sheets.

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Switching identities: Revolutionary insulator-like material also conducts electricity

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 22:39
Researchers have made a material that can transition from an electricity-transmitting metal to a nonconducting insulating material without changing its atomic structure.

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With these nanoparticles, a simple urine test could diagnose bacterial pneumonia

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 19:14
Results could also indicate whether antibiotics have successfully treated the infection.

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Potential nanocarrier arthritis treatment prevents cartilage breakdown

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 19:08
Injectable material made of nanoscale particles can deliver arthritis drugs throughout cartilage.

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New gold nanoparticle catalyst produces cheap hydrogen

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 19:01
Chemists have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable energy that could replace current water-splitting catalysts.

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Big results from small solutions: new method for analyzing metalloproteins

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 18:52
Metalloproteins (also known as metal-binding proteins) play vital roles in our bodies for oxygen transport and storage, electron transport, oxidation and reduction. A new method only needs a tiny liquid sample to analyze metalloproteins.

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Adding graphene to jute fibres could give natural alternative to man-made materials

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 17:52
Scientists have combined graphene with the natural fibre, jute, to create a world?s first for graphene-strengthened natural jute fibre composites.

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Researchers remove silicon contamination from graphene to double its performance

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 13:11
A new study identifies silicon contamination as the root cause of disappointing results and details how to produce higher performing, pure graphene.

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