Navigation Links
Nanorods developed in UC Riverside lab could greatly improve visual display of information
Date:3/14/2011

RIVERSIDE, Calif. Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have developed tiny, nanoscale-size rods of iron oxide particles in the lab that respond to an external magnetic field in a way that could dramatically improve how visual information is displayed in the future.

Previously, Yadong Yin's lab showed that when an external magnetic field is applied to iron oxide particles in solution, the solution changes color in response to the strength and orientation of the magnetic field. Now his lab has succeeded in applying a coating of silica (silicon dioxide) to the iron oxide particles so that when they come together in solution, like linearly connected spheres, they eventually form tiny rods or "nanorods" that permanently retain their peapod-like structure.

When an external magnetic field is applied to the solution of nanorods, they align themselves parallel to one another like a set of tiny flashlights turned in one direction, and display a brilliant color.

"We have essentially developed tunable photonic materials whose properties can be manipulated by changing their orientation with external fields," said Yin, an assistant professor of chemistry. "These nanorods with configurable internal periodicity represent the smallest possible photonic structures that can effectively diffract visible light. This work paves the way for fabricating magnetically responsive photonic structures with significantly reduced dimensions so that color manipulation with higher resolution can be realized."

Applications of the technology include high-definition pattern formation, posters, pictures, energy efficient color displays, and devices like traffic signals that routinely use a set of colors. Other applications are in bio- and chemical sensing as
'/>"/>

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Slimmer, stickier nanorods give boost to 3-D computer chips
2. Purifying nanorods: Big success with tiny cleanup
3. New kind of optical fiber developed
4. Sensors to detect explosives, monitor food being developed at UH
5. Drug developed by Hebrew U. and others holds promise for treatment of wounds
6. Drug developed by Hebrew U. and others holds promise for treatment of wounds
7. Epitomics, Inc. Announces Worldwide Availability of LRRK2 Antibodies Developed in Partnership With The Michael J. Fox Foundation
8. Neurochip technology developed by Canadian team
9. The European HEALTHGRAIN consortium developed a definition for whole grain
10. DuPont Leader: Drought-Tolerant Crops Developed Through Modern Breeding are Key to Sustainably Increasing Grain Production
11. New Program Developed in the Fight Against Feline Aids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Nanorods developed in UC Riverside lab could greatly improve visual display of information
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 OTC ... Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biotechnology company, on its approval ... previously traded on OTCQX®, the best marketplace for ... Markets Group. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110118/MM31963LOGO ... the successful execution of its growth strategy and ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Ontotext S4 , The Self ... . Now the same enterprise hardened text mining, ... unstructured data is available to start-ups and mid-size businesses ... Organizations that do not have resources to evaluate and ... S4 since there is no need for on premise ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Clintrax Global, Inc., a worldwide provider ... Raleigh, NC , recently announced the addition ... of Administration. As Vice President ... including their alignment with company objectives and policies.  ... an HR executive, specializing in needs assessments, customer ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Fla. , Aug. 20, 2014 ... will host a conference call to provide an ... 2014Time:4:30 p.m. Eastern daylight timeDial-in numbers:(888) 505-4369 (U.S. ... 9126599 Live web cast: www.neurotropebioscience.com , under "Investor ... hours after completion through September 2, 2014 at ...
Breaking Biology Technology:OTC Markets Group Congratulates Immune Pharmaceuticals on NASDAQ Listing 2Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 2Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 3Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 4Clintrax Global, Inc. Announces Addition to Executive Team 2Neurotrope To Host Conference Call 2
... 28 Midwest health care startups reported $572 million ... three quarters of 2010, according to the BioEnterprise ... Similar to last year, while ... years, the number of companies financed remains the same. ...
... Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK ) announced ... the Neurovascular division of Boston Scientific in an all ... of milestone payments. The purchase price also reflects consideration ... for Stryker based on the asset purchase structure of ...
... Md., Oct. 28 United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR ... September 30, 2010. Total revenues for the third quarter ... same quarter in 2009. Net income for the third quarter of ... net income of $11.9 million, or $0.22 per basic share, for ...
Cached Biology Technology:Midwest Health Care Startups Raise $572 Million Through Q3 2010 2Midwest Health Care Startups Raise $572 Million Through Q3 2010 3Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire the Neurovascular Division of Boston Scientific for $1.5 Billion 2Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire the Neurovascular Division of Boston Scientific for $1.5 Billion 3Stryker Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire the Neurovascular Division of Boston Scientific for $1.5 Billion 4United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 2United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 3United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 4United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 5United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 6United Therapeutics Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results 7
(Date:8/21/2014)... BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A new study of American ... partner, men have the highest orgasm rates. On ... time, with their sexual orientation making little difference. ... On average, women experience orgasm 62.9 percent of ... -- and this pattern varies with women,s sexual ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... ubiquitous skin fungus linked to dandruff, eczema and other ... to even further global reachesincluding Hawaiian coral reefs and ... vents. , A review in the scientific journal ... of the fungi of the genus Malassezia ... sequencing datasets from around the world. , University of ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... implications for life in other extreme environments, both on ... Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Brent Christner and fellow ... this week published a paper confirming that the waters ... (2600 feet) beneath the surface of the West Antarctic ... than 400 subglacial lakes and numerous rivers and streams ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 2Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 3Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 4From dandruff to deep sea vents, an ecologically hyper-diverse fungus 2800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems 2800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems 3800 meters beneath Antarctic ice sheet, subglacial lake holds viable microbial ecosystems 4
... reservoirs and groundwater as well as snow fields and ... terrestrial life and human livelihoods. Continuous observations are ... of mankind and the environment and also to provide ... floods and droughts. These tasks are routinely undertaken by ...
... isolation have been traced to altered levels of an enzyme ... done in mice by researchers at the University of Illinois ... online addition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of ... stress because social isolation in both animals and humans can ...
... Athens, Ga. Parasites can decimate amphibian populations, but one ... role in spurring the evolution of new and sometimes bizarre ... Odum School of Ecology Savannah River Ecology Lab, explains that ... good example), and then make their way onto land as ...
Cached Biology News:Space technology put into service for global water resources observations 2Effects of social isolation traced to brain hormone 2Parasites might spur evolution of strange amphibian breeding habits 2
... of systems provide fast and reliable ... genomics, proteomics and drug development laboratories. ... base configurations; Mini Workstation Series, Application ... All Staccato Application Series systems use ...
... disposable microfiltration devices for the fast and reliable ... l to 500 l. They can be used ... tubes. Product Features: High-flux Polyethersulphonemembrane ... hold up volume ( Fast and reproducible performance ...
... Series of systems provide fast and reliable scalable automation ... development laboratories. Staccato systems are available in three base ... Series. ... All Staccato Application ...
... a novel disposable spin filtration device especially ... lysates in plasmid purification procedures. , ... spin filtration device especially designed to aid ... purification procedures. The neutralized lysate is centrifuged ...
Biology Products: