Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors
Heifer International



Home > News > Finding the art behind the science of nanocrystal synthesis

January 4th, 2005

Finding the art behind the science of nanocrystal synthesis

Abstract:
Enter the office of Argonne physicist Zhili Xiao, and you might feel as though you’ve set foot in the studio of an accomplished artist.

Numerous images of tubes, wires, and dots arranged in perfectly symmetrical patterns hang over his computer like paintings. On his bookshelf rests a set of large-ringed binders, which, like photo albums, contain dozens of pictures of tripods, brushes and other three-dimensional crystals on a scale 100,000 times smaller than the period at the end of this sentence.

Researchers like Xiao are now beginning to understand the science behind the art of making nanocrystals. His scientific team, a joint effort in the Material Sciences Division at Argonne and the Physics Department of Northern, has figured out the basics of using electricity to control the shape of nanostructures. Their findings provide a practical method of generating large quantities of these particles for use in electronic, optic and superconducting applications.

Source:
ANL

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Materials/Metamaterials

Unconventional superconductor acts the part of a promising quantum computing platform: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. July 16th, 2021

Researchers discover a new inorganic material with lowest thermal conductivity ever reported July 16th, 2021

Primers with graphene nanotubes offer a new solution for electrostatic painting of automotive parts July 16th, 2021

Stress-free path to stress-free metallic films paves the way for next-gen circuitry: Optimized sputtering technique helps minimize stress in tungsten thin films July 4th, 2021

Profiles

Russia’s Nano-enabled Products Market to Witness Massive Growth February 8th, 2011

Adept Technology Announces Orders for Over $600K from Chinese Partner January 18th, 2011

Nanostart-held ItN Nanovation Receives Major Follow-on Order in Saudi Arabia November 29th, 2010

Homegrown Companies Developing Batteries for Clean Energy Storage November 2nd, 2010

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




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project