By blowing extremely small bubbles, researchers have found an efficient way of producing so-called liposomes - microscopic bubble-like structures often used to deliver medicine, but also a key to generating artificial cells.
Researchers have demonstrated the transfer of triplet exciton energy from semiconductor nanocrystals to surface-bound molecular acceptors, extending the lifetime of the originally prepared excited state by six orders of magnitude.
Scientists have come up with a theory to predict exactly how much light is transmitted through a material, given its thickness and degree of stretch. Using this theory, they accurately predicted the changing transparency of a rubber-like polymer structure as it was stretched like a spring and inflated like a balloon.
When cryoEM images are obtained from protein nanocrystals the images themselves can appear to be devoid of any contrast. Scientists have now demonstrated that lattice information can be revealed and enhanced by a specialized filter.
After six years of painstaking effort, a group of materials scientists believe their breakthrough in growing tiny sheets of zinc oxide could have huge implications for the future of nanomaterial manufacturing - and in turn, on a host of electronic and biomedical devices.
A new thin-film electrolyte material helps solid oxide fuel cells operate more efficiently and cheaply than those composed of conventional materials, has potential applications for portable power sources.