Rice rolls ‘neat’ nanotube fibers
The very idea of fibers made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists are making them neat — literally. The single-walled carbon nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like a fistful of uncooked spaghetti through a process designed by chemist Angel Martí and his colleagues.
Phosphorus a promising semiconductor
Defects damage the ideal properties of many two-dimensional materials, like carbon-based graphene. Phosphorus just shrugs. That makes it a promising candidate for nano-electronic applications that require stable properties.
Rice chemist wins rare NSF Special Creativity Award
Ounce for ounce, gold nanorods that are commercially available cost about 7,000 times more than bulk gold, but that may change, thanks to an award-winning research program in the laboratory of Rice University chemist Eugene Zubarev.
NSF renews grant for biological physics research at Rice
Rice University has received a five-year, $11.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics.