Naomi Halas, the Stanley C. Moore Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founding director of the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
Graphene quantum dots drawn from common coal may be the basis for an effective antioxidant for people who suffer traumatic brain injuries, strokes or heart attacks. Their ability to quench oxidative stress after such injuries is the subject of a study by scientists at Rice University, the Texas A&M Health Science Center and the McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Boris Yakobson, a materials physicist at Rice’s Brown School of Engineering, and materials scientist Mark Hersamof Northwestern led a team that not only discovered how to see the nanoscale structures of borophene lattices but also built theoretical models that helped characterize the crystalline forms.
The Rice lab of Angel Martí published a paper in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Omega outlining what happens when PTFE stir bars are used to functionalize nanotubes through Billups-Birch reduction, a long-used reaction developed in part by Rice Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Edward Billups
The discovery by scientists from Rice University, Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University is a step toward practical applications like wearable or transparent electronics, plasmonic sensors or energy storage for the two-dimensional material with excellent conductivity.
Teams led by Boris Yakobson at Rice, Nathan Guisinger at Argonne and Mark Hersam at Northwestern both formed the theory for and then demonstrated their novel method to grow borophene – the atom-thick form of boron – on a gold surface.
In a study in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, Rice University researchers Michael Wong, Chelsea Clark and colleagues showed that a highly porous, Swiss cheese-like nanomaterial called a metal-organic framework (MOF) was faster at soaking up PFOS from polluted water, and that it could hold more PFOS, when additional nanometer-sized holes (“defects”) were built into the MOF.
Rice University theory shows how monocrystals of hexagonal boron nitride come together
Rice University scientists produce valuable nanowires from short particles without the bulk
How cold can it get? Physicists don’t actually know, but Kaden Hazzard aims to find out.
Hazzard, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Rice, will pursue that question with backing from the National Science Foundation, which has named him the recipient of a prestigious CAREER Award, given to the nation’s most promising young faculty.
Fluorescent microscopy adds a new dimension with Rice University lab’s invention
Rice University scientists use red phosphorus as spy to keep lithium dendrites in check
Rice University lab combines conductive foam with other materials for capable new composites
Materials scientist Edwin Thomas aids effort to build bottom-up chiral polymers with unique functions
Rice University-led simulations show unique ceramic could act as a sensor for structures
Rice University lab argues for photoluminescence as phenomenon that triggers emissions
Rice University scientists have created a rubbery, shape-shifting material that morphs from one sophisticated form to another on demand.
The shapes programmed into a polymer by materials scientist Rafael Verduzco and graduate student Morgan Barnes appear in ambient conditions and melt away when heat is applied. The process also works in reverse.
Rice University research could lead to better protective shields for electronics, biomedical advances.
Rice University scientists show how atom-flat materials could produce polarized photons on demand
What if a sensor sensing a thing could be part of the thing itself?
Rice University engineers believe they have a two-dimensional solution to do just that.
Rice engineers led by materials scientists Pulickel Ajayan and Jun Lou have developed a method to make atom-flat sensors that seamlessly integrate with devices to report on what they perceive.
Rice University researchers have discovered a fundamentally different form of light-matter interaction in their experiments with gold nanoparticles.
Like a tuning fork struck with a mallet, tiny gold nanodisks can be made to vibrate at resonant frequencies when struck by light. In new research, Rice University researchers showed they can selectively alter those vibrational frequencies by gathering different-sized nanodisks into groups.
To make continuous, strong and conductive carbon nanotube fibers, it’s best to start with long nanotubes, according to scientists at Rice University.
How thin can a camera be? Very, say Rice University researchers who have developed patented prototypes of their technological breakthrough. FlatCam, invented by the Rice labs of electrical and computer engineers Richard Baraniuk and Ashok Veeraraghavan, is little more than a thin sensor chip with a mask that replaces lenses in a traditional camera.
New institute will expand on missions of Rice Quantum Institute, Smalley Institute - Rice University is merging two of its multidisciplinary research institutes, the Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Rice Quantum Institute, to form a new entity, the Smalley-Curl Institute. The merger was approved by Rice’s Board of Trustees Thursday and takes effect immediately, but Naomi Halas, the new institute’s director, said it will take several months to complete the consolidation.