Navigation Links
Golden potential for gold thin films
Date:4/27/2012

Scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have directed the first self-assembly of nanoparticles into device-ready materials. Through a relatively easy and inexpensive technique based on blending nanoparticles with block co-polymer supramolecules, the researchers produced multiple-layers of thin films from highly ordered one-, two- and three-dimensional arrays of gold nanoparticles. Thin films such as these have potential applications for a wide range of fields, including computer memory storage, energy harvesting, energy storage, remote-sensing, catalysis, light management and the emerging new field of plasmonics.

"We've demonstrated a simple yet versatile supramolecular approach to control the 3-D spatial organization of nanoparticles with single particle precision over macroscopic distances in thin films," says polymer scientist Ting Xu, who led this research. "While the thin gold films we made were wafer-sized, the technique can easily produce much larger films, and it can be used on nanoparticles of many other materials besides gold."

Xu holds joint appointments with Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division and UC Berkeley's Departments of Materials Sciences and Engineering, and Chemistry. She is the corresponding author of a paper describing this research in the journal Nano Letters titled "Nanoparticle Assemblies in Thin Films of Supramolecular Nanocomposites." Co-authoring the paper were Joseph Kao, Peter Bai, Vivian Chuang, Zhang Jiang and Peter Ercius.

Nanoparticles can be thought of as artificial atoms with unique optical, electrical and mechanical properties. If nanoparticles can be coaxed into routinely assembling themselves into complex structures and hierarchical patterns, similar to what nature does with proteins, devices a thousand times smaller than those of today's microtechnologies could be mass-produced.

Xu and her rese
'/>"/>

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. CellerateRX® Added to List of Preferred Products for Golden Living Healthcare Network
2. Golden Seeds Opens Office in PLSG Incubator
3. Penn material scientists turn light into electrical current using a golden nanoscale system
4. Golden ratio discovered in a quantum world
5. Golden Meditech Announces HK$217 Million Private Equity Financing for Hospital Subsidiary
6. Fenwal and Golden Meditech Agree to Form Joint Venture in China for Blood Collection and Transfusion Technologies
7. China Sky One Medical, Inc. Signs Agreement with Taiwan Golden Biotechnology Corp. on Development of New Anti-Cancer Drug
8. Researchers Find Potential Link Between Drinking Alcohol And Breast Cancer
9. Carbon capture and storage -- new research from UKERC shows tough road ahead to realize potential
10. GeoVax Labs Presents New Findings on Potential HIV Vaccine at 2012 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)
11. Carnegie Mellon study reveals potential of manganese in neutralizing deadly Shiga toxin
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Golden potential for gold thin films
(Date:1/22/2015)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Jan. 22, 2015   GenoSpace , ... suite of tools to enable the broad use of genomic, ... today announced the appointment of Michelle Munson , CEO ... independent director. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150122/170713 ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR ... MDT ) has submitted a pre-market approval application to ... use of Medtronic,s SynchroMed ® II implantable drug ... with United Therapeutics, Remodulin ® (treprostinil) Injection delivered ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014   BioLife Solutions , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... clinical grade hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze ... cells and tissues  ("BioLife" or the "Company"), today announced that ... May 4, 2015 (the "Annual Meeting"). Because the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 Earlier this year ... Sherley, director of the Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC ... under appreciated unique property of adult tissue stem cells. ... the Past, Important for the Future,” embodied the essence of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:GenoSpace Expands Board with Appointment of Michelle Munson 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 2United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 3United Therapeutics Announces Submission Of Pre-Market Approval Application For Implantable Drug Infusion System To Deliver Remodulin 4BioLife Solutions Sets Date for Annual Meeting of Stockholders 2Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 2Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 3Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 4
... DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX ) announced today financial ... 2010. Total revenues were $8.5 million for the three months ... three months ended December 31, 2009.  Net loss for the ... from a net loss of $8.6 million for the same ...
... Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX ) announced today ... Biosciences, will be presenting at the Cowen & Co. 31st ... presentation takes place on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 10:15 ... will be webcast and may be accessed on the Company,s ...
... Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that Prabhavathi Fernandes, ... Cowen and Company 31st Annual Health Care Conference at ... Marriott Copley Place in Boston.  Dr. Fernandes will provide ... programs, solithromycin for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and TAKSTATM for ...
Cached Biology Technology:DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2010 Financial Results 2DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2010 Financial Results 3DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2010 Financial Results 4DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2010 Financial Results 5DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2010 Financial Results 6DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2010 Financial Results 7DURECT Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End 2010 Financial Results 8
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015   EyeLock, Inc. , a market ... appointed Steve Gerber to the new role of ... responsible for leading development of mobile platforms and wearable solutions ... success and innovation in the semiconductor industry to his role ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Holiday Season may be the brightest ever for the ... long anticipated floodgates for consumer biometrics may finally be ... tablets, and wearable mobile devices that incorporate biometrics will ... nearly 4.8 billion biometric devices by 2020.   ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Dec. 15, 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Based on ... Samsung introduces for the first time a fingerprint sensor ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):EyeLock Names Steve Gerber as Senior Vice President of Mobile and Wearables 2First Season of Holiday Shopping with Mobile Biometric Payments Wraps Up With a Present for Biometrics Industry: A Rosy Forecast for More Than 2 Billion Users of 4.8 Billion Mobile Biometric Devices by 2020 2Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2
... In Nature, cells and tissues assemble and organize themselves ... their structure and function, such as the elasticity of ... design principles have now been successfully replicated in the ... Inspired Engineering and the School of Engineering and Applied ...
... ANN ARBOR, Mich. Why do some diseases ... the University of Michigan have found neural tissue contains ... susceptibility to a debilitating childhood movement disorder. ... and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. It,s caused by ...
... is an imposing bull always in search of the best ... 4 metres in length belongs to a group of 14 ... scientific assistants since recently. At the beginning of the Antarctic ... the mighty elephant seal bulls were tagged with state-of-the-art satellite ...
Cached Biology News:Harvard's Wyss Institute uses nature's design principles to create specialized nanofabrics 2Harvard's Wyss Institute uses nature's design principles to create specialized nanofabrics 3Neural tissue contains imbalanced levels of proteins, U-M study finds 2Seal bulls in the service of science 2Seal bulls in the service of science 3
...
... PS10 ProteinChip Arrays are preactivated with ... free primary amine groups. The PS10 array ... former PS1 array, but with an updated ... spot chips with 2 mm diameter spots ...
...
... ( Abpromise for all tested ... Synthetic peptide: IGPEVPDDRDFEPS conjugated to KLH, ... Human Decorin (fragment 36-49 of the ... Entrez GeneID: 1634 ...
Biology Products: