Our bones have the ability to heal themselves when exposed to mechanical stresses by forming new polymeric material, so what's stopping scientists from doing the same synthetically?
Title: Adsorption of iron oxide nanoclusters stabilized with sulfonated copolymers on silica in concentrated NaCl and CaCl2 brine Authors: Hitesh G. Bagaria , Bethany M. Neilson , Andrew J. Worthen , Zheng Xue , Ki Youl Yoon, Victoria Cheng, Jae Ho Lee, Sindhuja Velagala, Chun Huh, Steven L. Bryant, Christopher W. Bielawski, Keith P. Johnston... Continue Reading →
Title: Electrochemical Capture and Release of Carbon Dioxide Authors: Joseph H. Rheinhardt, Poonam Singh, Pilarisetty Tarakeshwar, and Daniel A. Buttry* Publication Info: ACS Energy Lett., 2017, 2 (2), pp 454–461, DOI:10.1021/acsenergylett.6b00608 This article is a perspective from recognized experts in the field of CO2 capture and release. It specifically focuses on molecular CO2 binding-release agents whose... Continue Reading →
Advances in knowledge about light emission have brought breathtaking innovations in lighting and display technologies. The well-known light-emitting processes are fluorescence and phosphorescence. Let's take a closer look into their dynamics and another light-emitting process: Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence (TADF)!
In order to keep catalyst-based industries sustainable and profitable, new catalysts need to be developed that utilize inexpensive, earth-abundant materials. The authors here present a novel method for easily forming stable earth-abundant metal catalysts, which are inexpensive and sustainable alternatives to precious-metal catalysts.
Title: Controlled Assembly of Biodegradable Plasmonic Nanoclusters for Near-Infrared Imaging and Therapeutic Applications Authors: Jasmine M. Tam, Justina O. Tam, Avinash Murthy, Davis R. Ingram, Li Leo Ma, Kort Travis, Keith P. Johnston, and Konstantin V. Sokolov Journal: ACS Nano Gold has been historically a great commodity for a very long time that has been... Continue Reading →
Title: Electrocatalytic Activity of Individual Pt Nanoparticles Studied by Nanoscale Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy Authors: Jiyeon Kim, Christophe Renault, Nikoloz Nioradze, Netzahualcóyotl Arroyo-Currás, Kevin C. Leonard, and Allen J. Bard* Publication Info: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (27), pp 8560–8568 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b03980 The mere mention of the word “nanoparticle” elicits awe and excitement in people... Continue Reading →