Biological / Nanotechnology

Gold Nanorods for Therapeutics

Title:  Light Interactions with Gold Nanorods and Cells: Implications for Photothermal Nanotherapeutics Journal: Nano Letters Authors: Constantin Ungureanu†, Rene Kroes†, Wilma Petersen†, Tom A. M. Groothuis‡, Felicia Ungureanu‡, Hans Janssen§, Fijs W. B. van Leeuwen, Rob P. H. Kooyman‡, Srirang Manohar†, and Ton G. van Leeuwen† Affiliation: †Biomedical Photonic Imaging Group, MIRA Institute for Biomedical … Continue reading

Nanotechnology / Organic

New Conjugated Polymers for Organic Solar Cells

Title: Indacenodithiophene and Quinoxaline-Based Conjugated Polymers for Highly Efficient Polymer Solar Cells Authors: Yong Zhang, Jingyu Zou, Hin-Lap Yip, Kung-Shih Chen, David F. Zeigler, Ying Sun, and Alex K.-Y. Jen Affiliation:  Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Journal: Chemistry of Materials Organic solar cells are studied extensively for their potential as solution-processable, … Continue reading

Inorganic / Nanotechnology

Controlled Growth of Gold Nanoparticles

Title: Synthesis and Isolation of {110}-Faceted Gold Bipyramids and Rhombic Dodecahedra Authors: Michelle L. Personick, Mark R. Langille, Jian Zhang, Nadine Harris, George C. Schatz, and Chad A. Mirkin Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University Au nanostructures: Trigonal Bipyramids (left) and Rhombic Dodecahedra … Continue reading


Changing Color with the Application of Charge

Title: Layer-by-Layer Assembled Solid Polymer Electrolyte for Electrochromic Devices Journal: Chemistry of Materials Authors: Chien A. Nguyan,† Avni A. Argun, Paula T. Hammond, Xuehong Lu,†‡ and Poo See Lee†‡§ Affiliation: †Temasek Laboratories, Nanyang Technological University; ‡School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University; §Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Pictorial representation of a … Continue reading

Inorganic / Nanotechnology / Physical

Synthesis of Cadmium Arsenide Quantum Dots Luminescent in the Infrared

Title: Synthesis of Cadmium Arsenide Quantum Dots Luminescent in the Infrared Authors: Daniel K. Harris, Peter M. Allen, Hee-Sun Han, Brian J. Walker, Jungmin Lee, and Moungi G. Bawendi Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society Quantum Dots are three dimensional semiconductors, which have electrical conductivity between that of insulators and conductors. The semiconductor has … Continue reading