Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > News > Wet nanoparticles alter their atoms

August 28th, 2003

Wet nanoparticles alter their atoms

Abstract:
‘Just add water’ is a phrase found on many instant-mix food packets. Now scientists at the University of California Berkeley, US, have found that applying the technique to certain nanoparticles can actually change their structure. The researchers synthesized zinc sulphide (ZnS) nanoparticles with an average diameter of 3 nm in anhydrous methanol. They discovered that adding water to the nanoparticles at room temperature reduced distortions of the surface and interior of the particle, producing a more crystalline arrangement of atoms. The resulting structure was close to that of sphalerite - tetrahedrally coordinated cubic ZnS. (more on earlier story)

Source:
Nanotechweb

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Discoveries

Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops May 1st, 2016

Clay nanotube-biopolymer composite scaffolds for tissue engineering May 1st, 2016

Cooling graphene-based film close to pilot-scale production April 30th, 2016

Personal cooling units on the horizon April 29th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic