Author: Kristina Vrouwenvelder
Ph.D. candidate in chemistry at CU-Boulder. Likes bikes, dogs, and beer.

Are Nanoparticles Getting Into Your Cells?

Scientists want to use nanoparticles to deliver drugs straight to where they’re needed in your body – but can the nanoparticles enter the right cells? A new model describes how to design nanoparticles that get to where they’re needed.

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A View With A Future: Perovskites in Solar Windows

Sure, solar panels can be installed on your roof, but that might not provide enough power – and no one wants to cover their garden with solar panels. That’s why researchers are studying new perovskite/organic materials for solar windows.

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Photocages: Using Light to Deliver Medicine

What will medicine look like 10 years from now? Well, your doctor might be shining a light on you to help target drug delivery in your body. Read more about drug delivery using molecules called photocages inside!

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Mood Lighting: Colorful Coatings for Smart Windows

Feeling blue? The chemistry of new “smart windows” could help – with a coating that adjusts to the outside temperature and a color filter that you can switch at will, they could be the perfect mood lighting for your energy-efficient home.

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Freedom from Wires: Solar-Charging Perovskite Batteries

Ever had your phone die out of nowhere? Wonder how you’re going to charge your Tesla on your next road trip? Researchers from the University of Cambridge have got your back – they’ve developed a single material that doubles as a battery and a solar cell.

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Quantum Dot Lasers: Improving Efficiency with Perovskite Shells

Lasers are cool – everyone who’s seen a sci-fi movie knows that. But we still haven’t figured out how to use them to their full potential in real life. This paper explores some ways to improve the efficiency of quantum dot lasers, which have a myriad of applications in computers to cell imaging.

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