Add boron for better batteries
Calculations by the Rice lab of theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson found a
graphene/boron anode should be able to hold a lot of lithium and perform at a
proper voltage for use in lithium-ion batteries. The discovery appears in the
American Chemical Society’s Journal of Physical
Bovine blood keeps gold nanoparticles stable
A protein from cow blood has the remarkable ability to keep gold nanoparticles
from clumping in a solution. The discovery could lead to improved biomedical
applications and contribute to projects that use nanoparticles in harsh
Nicolaou elected to Royal Society of London
The Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Chair of Chemistry at Rice, Nicolaou is one of
eight new foreign members of the acclaimed fellowship of many of the world’s
most distinguished scientists from science, engineering and medicine.
Naomi Halas elected to National Academy of Sciences
Rice University Professor Naomi Halas has been elected to the National Academy
of Sciences – one of the highest honors that can be conferred upon a U.S.
scientist or engineer. She is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates
announced today in recognition of their distinguished and continuing
achievements in original research.