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Dr. Graeme Henkelman of Chemistr is “Speeding Up Nano-Discovery”

Lately, there’s been a lot of excitement about nanotechnology,” Graeme Henkelman, professor of chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, said, with characteristic earnestness. “People have realized that as you make things small, particularly on the nanoscale, there are some properties that come out that are completely different than the bulk materials.”more...

Prof. Ruoff's 4 nanostructure papers in Carbon, Nano Letters, and Chemistry of Materials.

These papers are about the chemical analysis of graphene oxide films after heat and chemical treatments by X-ray photoelectron and Micro-Raman spectroscopy, achieving tunable electrical Conductivity of individual graphene oxide sheets Reduced at "low" temperatures, the creation of aqueous suspensions of chemically modified garphene sheets and their characterization, and in collaboration with Professors Michael Trenary and Allan Nichols, and graduate student Panchatapa Jash, all of the University of Illinois-Chicago, on the synthesis and Characterization of single-crystal strontium hexaboride nanowires.


Team takes first atomic-scale compositional images of fuel-cell nanoparticles

AUSTIN, Texas -- In a step toward developing better fuel cells for electric cars and more, The University of Texas at Austin, together with MIT and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have taken the first images of individual atoms on and near the surface of nanoparticles key to the eco-friendly energy conversion devices.


New Graphene-Based Material Clarifies Graphite Oxide Chemistry - September 25, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas — A new "graphene-based" material that helps solve the structure of graphite oxide and could lead to other potential discoveries of the one-atom thick substance called graphene, which has applications in nanoelectronics, energy storage and production, and transportation such as airplanes and cars, has been created by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.


New carbon material shows promise of storing large quantities of renewable electrical energy

AUSTIN, Texas— Engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have achieved a breakthrough in the use of a one-atom thick structure called “graphene” as a new carbon-based material for storing electrical charge in ultracapacitor devices, perhaps paving the way for the massive installation of renewable energies such as wind and solar power.


Second Annual Summer Nanoscience Academy

Texas high school science teachers and students participated in the Second Annual Summer Nanoscience Academy June 26-28 at the University of Texas at Austin. Hosted by the Atomic and Molecular Imaging IGERT and supported by the National Science Foundation, the free workshop provides a better understanding of nanoscience and the research taking place at UT Austin.

Saliva chip

Spitting Images - Saliva Can Help Diagnose Heart Attack, Study Shows

Early diagnosis of a heart attack may now be possible using only a few drops of saliva and a new nano-bio-chip, a multi-institutional team led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin reported at a recent meeting of the American Association of Dental Research.

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Nanosurgery on a specially designed microchip reveals anesthetics interfere with nerve regeneration process - May 5, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas--A hair strand-thin worm is providing substantial clues on how nerves regenerate, offering insight and hope to finding genes that affect nerve generation and ultimately new drugs and therapies for human neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.

Aberration-Corrected TEM

Zooming in on nanoparticles' defects - March 19, 2008

Miguel José-Yacamán and colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin have found a way to study defects on surfaces of nanoparticles, which are thought to be critical for catalytic activity.

Zhen Yao

Hot New Paper from CNM Fellow Zhen Yao - "Room-Temperature Single-Electron Transistors Using Alkanedithiols"

Published in the November 2007 issue of IOP Publishing journal Nanotechnology


Top 2 Hottest Paper in Acta Materialia

Prof. Paulo Ferreira and Ph.D student Chris Carlton’s recently published paper in Acta Materialia entitled “What is behind the Inverse Hall-Petch Effect in Nanocrystalline Materials?” is attracting a wide attention from the scientific community.

Fuel cell

Bard and Bielawski on team that received $3.5 million from the U.S. Office of Naval Research to develop novel methanol- powered fuel cells.


Advanced Manufacturing Center wins $5.8 M grant on fuel cells from ONR

May 30, 2007

A team led by Arumugam Manthiram (Mechanical Engineering) with nine faculty at UT-Austin and one at Stanford University has won a Multi-disciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for $5.8 million over 5 years ($3.5 million for three years and an optional $2.3 million for an additional two years)


Texas Students Win $25K at ORNL Nano Competition

April 12, 2007

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - A team from the University of Texas at Austin won the Nano Idea to Product competition held during Nano Nexus 2007 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory last week. Learn more...


Atomic Optics

Physicists Slow and Control Supersonic Helium Beam

March 8, 2007

The speed of a beam of helium atoms can be controlled and slowed using an atomic paddle much as a tennis player uses a racquet to control tennis balls, physicists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered.

Fuel cell

Grant Awarded to Make Lighter Fuel Cells-June 27, 2007

Bard and Bielawski on team that received $3.5 million from the U.S. Office of Naval Research to develop novel methanol- powered fuel cells.

Dodabalapur Journal

Nanoscale organic and polymeric field-effect transistors as chemical sensors - January 2006

One of 2006 Top 10 most viewed articles published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Saliva chip

Nanoparticle Technique Could Lead to Improved Semiconductors -Monday, August 6, 2007

Devices made from plastic semiconductors, like solar cells and light-emitting diodes (LEDs), could be improved based on information gained using a new nanoparticle technique developed at The University of Texas at Austin.







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