Nanoscience News


Collaboration Yields Discovery of 12-Sided Silica Cages

Nano cages could have applications in mesoscale material assembly, as well as medical diagnosis and therapeutics.


‘Elegant’ Design Could Lead to More Powerful, Safer Lithium Metal Battery

“Hairy” nanoparticles key to a more powerful and safer lithium battery


A Sprinkle of Platinum Nanoparticles Onto Graphene Makes Brain Probes More Sensitive

Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity​


Delft Scientists Make First ‘On Demand’ Entanglement Link

Researchers have succeeded in generating quantum entanglement between two quantum chips faster than the entanglement is lost.​


Opening Pyrolysis Kiln Offers Waste-to-Reward Reality

Cornell’s new pyrolysis kiln – the largest of its kind at a U.S. university – opened May 24.


A Photosynthetic Engine for Artificial Cells

Researchers engineered a cell-like structure that harnesses photosynthesis to perform designer reactions​


Butterfly Wings Inspire Light-Manipulating Surface for Medical Implants

Nanoscale structures based on ones found in nature make eye implants more effective and last longer​


Breakthrough in Optical Frequency Synthesizer Using Integrated Photonics

In a project funded by DARPA, researchers from NIST, UCSB and Caltech have made a remarkable breakthrough in optical frequency synthesizers.


Glowing Contact Lens Could Prevent A Leading Cause of Blindness

Worn during sleep, the lens interrupts the process that destroys cells of the retina.


Asimow Group Breaks New Ground on Quasicrystal Synthesis

Paul Asimow and his research group examine the properties of exotic solids known as quasicrystals via high-impact shock recovery experiments.​