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 →

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 →

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 →

Women and Named Reactions

Title: Critical Perspective: Named Reactions Discovered and Developed by Women Journal: Accounts of Chemical Research Authors: Julie A. Olson and Kevin M. Shea Affiliation: Smith College This post is a bit different than our other posts in that it is not a direct summary of a chemical experiment. The work presented in this paper is... 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 →

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