Turns out entropy binds nanoparticles a lot like electrons bind chemical crystals.
Nanotechnology: Theory predicts new type of bond that assembles nanoparticle crystals
New photonic effect could speed drug development
Twisted semiconductor nanostructures convert red light into the twisted blue light in tiny volumes, which may help develop chiral drugs.
1,000-cycle lithium-sulfur battery could quintuple electric vehicle ranges
The nanofibers recycled from Kevlar vests are harnessed in a biomimetic design to help solve a battery’s longevity problem.
Nuclear “shadow corrosion” reproduced in the lab, paving way to longer fuel life
Now that it’s understood, researchers are on their way to preventing this type of degradation in nuclear power plants.
Machine learning links material composition and performance in catalysts
Understanding how to design better catalysts could enable sustainable energy tech and make everyday chemicals more environmentally friendly.
Most powerful laser in the U.S. to begin operations soon, supported by $18.5M from the NSF
With first light anticipated in 2022, the NSF will provide five years of operations funding, ramping up as the ZEUS user facility progresses to full capacity.