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Nanotube letters spell progressNanotube letters spell progress
Rice team characterizes, analyzes stiffness of individual branching nanotubes
Never mind the ABCs. Rice University scientists interested in nanotubes are studying their XYΩs.  (December 7, 2015)

 

Nanoscale drawbridges open path to color displaysNanoscale drawbridges open path to color displays
Rice develops first method for reversible color changes with metal nanoparticles
A new method for building “drawbridges” between metal nanoparticles may allow electronics makers to build full-color displays using light-scattering nanoparticles that are similar to the gold materials that medieval artisans used to create red stained-glass.  (December 4, 2015)

 

Chemical design made easierChemical design made easier
Rice University scientists prepare elusive organocatalysts for drug and fine chemical synthesis
Rice University scientists using an efficient metal-free process have synthesized dozens of small-molecule catalysts, tools that promise to speed the making of novel chemicals, including drugs.  (November 24, 2015)

 

Rice makes light-driven nanosubmarinesRice makes light-driven nanosubmarines
Speedy single-molecule submersibles are a first
Though they’re not quite ready for boarding a lá “Fantastic Voyage,” nanoscale submarines created at Rice University are proving themselves seaworthy. (November 16, 2015)

 

Clay makes better high-temp batteriesClay makes better high-temp batteries
Rice University scientists develop materials to power devices in harsh environments
A unique combination of materials developed at Rice University, including a clay-based electrolyte, may solve a problem for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries destined for harsh environments.  (November 9, 2015)

 

Rice Academy of Fellows aims to boost research profileRice Academy of Fellows aims to boost research profile
10 faculty named fellows; 5 postdoctoral fellows to be recruited
A new university wide scholarly consortium of faculty fellows and distinguished postdoctoral fellows has been created to significantly raise Rice’s overall research profile by fostering intellectual exchange and advancement of research. (November 2, 2015)

 

Cobalt atoms on graphene a powerful comboCobalt atoms on graphene a powerful combo
Rice University catalyst holds promise for clean, inexpensive hydrogen production
Graphene doped with nitrogen and augmented with cobalt atoms has proven to be an effective, durable catalyst for the production of hydrogen from water, according to scientists at Rice University.  (October 21, 2015)

 

Are cars nanotube factories on wheels?Are cars nanotube factories on wheels?
Rice University, Paris colleagues: Study of lung cells suggests nanotubes are common pollutants
Cars appear to produce carbon nanotubes, and some of the evidence has been found in human lungs.  (October 19, 2015)

 
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