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In nanotechnology, a particle is defined as a small object that behaves as a whole unit in terms of its transport and properties. It is further classified according to size: in terms of diameter, fine particles cover a range between 100 and 2500nanometers, while ultrafine particles, on the other hand, are sized between 1 and 100 nanometers. Similar to ultrafine particles, nanoparticles are sized between 1 and 100 nanometers.

Learn more about quantum dots from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on Nanoparticles can be found here.

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  1. Sai Sidhartha Hasti


  2. Vincenzo Amendola

    Vincenzo Amendola is Professor of Physical Chemistry at Padova University, where he established and directs the Laser Assisted Synthesis and Plasmonics lab (www.chimica.unipd.it/lasp). His research...


  3. Faramarz --- salehiyazdi


  4. NanoMedicine

    07 Oct 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Jared Ashcroft, NACK Network

  5. Making a Self-Cleaning Anti-Scale Coating for Water Treatment Systems

    21 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Mariana Quinn, Rice University, NEWT Center

    How are Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) used in water treatment? This research focuses on harnessing the electrical properties of Carbon Nanotubes in order to create a coat that prevents scale and biofilm buildup in water treatment systems.

  6. Detecting Cancerous Pollutants

    21 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Julia Dolive, Rice University, NEWT Center

    Developments in machine learning software and nanoparticles-assisted Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) techniques have remarkable potential in improving the detection accuracy and sensitivity of pollutants molecules. A cancerogenic class of environmental and biological pollutants of...

  7. Forever Chemical Gone Forever Using Nanotechnology By Converting PFAS Into Graphene Nanoparticles

    21 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Robert Garza, Rice University

    Forever chemicals are in a class of chemicals commonly known as PFAS (Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances). These chemicals are found in items such as microwave popcorn and fast food containers. Consequently, they are now being found in drinking water causing health problems such as a...

  8. BNNTs

    21 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Shawna Lee-Paul, Rice University

    Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) are nano particles with unique properties, including high mechanical strength, high thermal conductivity, and neutron shielding capacity. These properties are beneficial for numerous applications, such as aerospace, electronics, and energy-efficient...

  9. Nanocomposite Hydrogels

    21 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Francisco Padron, Rice University

    What are Nanocomposite Hydrogels? Sodium alginate (SA) is a natural hydrophilic biopolymer, typically obtained from marine brown macroalgae, and suitable for making hydrogels for biomedical applications due to its biocompatibility, chelating ability, water solubility, and low-cost. The...

  10. The Vital AMP

    21 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Emanuel Byas, Rice University

    Antimicrobial Peptides (AMP)s are naturally produced in nature by organisms and have been known for a while to aid in the combat of fighting off harmful microbes. AMPs alone, however, have their own limitations in nature such as becoming toxic to individuals at certain concentrations, low...

  11. Terahertz Materials for 3D Printing

    21 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Ariel Delos Reyes, Rice University

    Terahertz (THz) represent the portion of the electromagnetic radiation between the microwave and the infrared region. Potential applications range from communication, pharmaceutical, medical and dental. However, the fabrication of photonic devices are challenging due to the limited choices...

  12. Optical Property of Single Wall Carbon Nanotube

    20 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Usha Devathosh, Rice University

    What are the optical properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes? Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are 1D cylindrical nanomaterials that resemble a rolled up graphene sheet and have many interesting properties, including the strong fluorescence emission of semi-conducting SWCNTs in the...

  13. Plasmonic Gold Nanoparticles

    20 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Rafferty Deeds, Rice University

    Plasmonics has proven applications in improving photocatalysis, photothermal and photovoltaic cells. There are some issues with optimizing energy transfer and the decay of the plasmon oscillation in conjunction with semiconductors. Direct charge transfer results in chemical interface...

  14. Size Matters

    20 Aug 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Sang, Yale University, NEWT Center

    How can Iron nanoparticles be used for cleaning water? This research focuses on utilizing 8nm Iron (Fe) nanoparticles for cleaning water by testing different surfactants to stop these nanocrystals (NCs) from aggregating and thus keeping small and separate as possible.

  15. Properties of Nanomaterials

    30 Jul 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Kazarinoff, Mariel Kolker, NACK Network

  16. Nanomedicine for Drug Delivery, Controlled Release and Targeted Therapy

    17 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Neda Habibi, The Micro Nano Technology - Education Center

  17. Colorful and Smart Nanoscale Materials

    17 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Yadong Yin, The Micro Nano Technology - Education Center

  18. Designing Machine Learning Surrogates for Molecular Dynamics Simulations

    25 Nov 2021 | | Contributor(s):: JCS Kadupitiya

    Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations accelerated by high-performance computing (HPC) methods are powerful tools for investigating and extracting the microscopic mechanisms characterizing the properties of soft materials such as self-assembled nanoparticles, virus capsids, confined electrolytes,...

  19. Quick Overview of Top Down, and Botton up Manufacturing in Nanofabrication

    10 Nov 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Terry Kuzma, NACK Network

  20. Cadmium Selenide Synthesis, Characterization and Modeling

    22 Oct 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Shelby Hatch, Evan R. Trivedi, Baudilio Tejerina, George C. Schatz

    This is a combined experiment/computational lab in which cadmium selenide quantum dot nanoparticles are synthesized, their spectra are studied, and the results are modeling using the CNDO/INDO semiempirical electronic structure code. Synthesis and Size Dependent Properties of CdSe Quantum...