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.
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07 Oct 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Jared Ashcroft, NACK Network
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Properties of Nanomaterials
30 Jul 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Kazarinoff, Mariel Kolker, NACK Network
Nanomedicine for Drug Delivery, Controlled Release and Targeted Therapy
17 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Neda Habibi, The Micro Nano Technology - Education Center
Colorful and Smart Nanoscale Materials
17 Jun 2022 | | Contributor(s):: Yadong Yin, The Micro Nano Technology - Education Center
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,...
Quick Overview of Top Down, and Botton up Manufacturing in Nanofabrication
10 Nov 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Terry Kuzma, NACK Network
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...