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Nanoscale drawbridges open path to color displaysNanoscale drawbridges open path to color displays
Rice develops first method for reversible color changes with metal nanoparticles
A new method for building “drawbridges” between metal nanoparticles may allow electronics makers to build full-color displays using light-scattering nanoparticles that are similar to the gold materials that medieval artisans used to create red stained-glass.  (December 4, 2015)

 

Scientists see the light on microsupercapacitorsScientists see the light on microsupercapacitors
Rice University researchers who pioneered the development of laser-induced graphene have configured their discovery into flexible, solid-state microsupercapacitors. (December 3, 2015)

 

Chemical design made easierChemical design made easier
Rice University scientists prepare elusive organocatalysts for drug and fine chemical synthesis
Rice University scientists using an efficient metal-free process have synthesized dozens of small-molecule catalysts, tools that promise to speed the making of novel chemicals, including drugs.  (November 24, 2015)

 

Rice makes light-driven nanosubmarinesRice makes light-driven nanosubmarines
Speedy single-molecule submersibles are a first
Though they’re not quite ready for boarding a lá “Fantastic Voyage,” nanoscale submarines created at Rice University are proving themselves seaworthy. (November 16, 2015)

 

Clay makes better high-temp batteriesClay makes better high-temp batteries
Rice University scientists develop materials to power devices in harsh environments
A unique combination of materials developed at Rice University, including a clay-based electrolyte, may solve a problem for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries destined for harsh environments.  (November 9, 2015)

 

Rice Academy of Fellows aims to boost research profileRice Academy of Fellows aims to boost research profile
10 faculty named fellows; 5 postdoctoral fellows to be recruited
A new university wide scholarly consortium of faculty fellows and distinguished postdoctoral fellows has been created to significantly raise Rice’s overall research profile by fostering intellectual exchange and advancement of research. (November 2, 2015)

 

Snake venom helps hydrogels stop the bleedingSnake venom helps hydrogels stop the bleeding
Rice University lab employs clotting powers of viper-derived drug, even in presence of anti-coagulants
A nanofiber hydrogel infused with snake venom may be the best material to stop bleeding quickly, according to Rice University scientists.  (October 26, 2015)

 

Cobalt atoms on graphene a powerful comboCobalt atoms on graphene a powerful combo
Rice University catalyst holds promise for clean, inexpensive hydrogen production
Graphene doped with nitrogen and augmented with cobalt atoms has proven to be an effective, durable catalyst for the production of hydrogen from water, according to scientists at Rice University.  (October 21, 2015)

 
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