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An Improved Method for Coating Gold Nanorods

by Matt Shipman-North Carolina State University News Office

Researchers have fine-tuned a technique for coating gold nanorods with silica shells, allowing engineers to create large quantities of the nanorods and giving them more control over the thickness of the shell. Gold nanorods are being investigated for use in a wide variety of biomedical applications, and this advance paves the way for more stable gold nanorods and for chemically functionalizing the surface of the shells.

Researchers Synthesize Material For Efficient Plasmonic Devices in Mid-Infrared Range

by North Carolina State University

A research team led by North Carolina State University has identified and synthesized a material that can be used to create efficient plasmonic devices that respond to light in the mid-infrared (IR) range. This is the first time anyone has demonstrated a material that performs efficiently in response to this light range, and it has applications in fields ranging from high-speed computers, to solar energy to biomedical devices.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Endowment to Support New Distinguished Analytical Chemistry Seminar Series at NC State University

by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Scientists and students in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina will have new opportunities to attend presentations by leading analytical chemistry authorities, thanks to an endowment established by Thermo Fisher Scientific in the College of Sciences at North Carolina State University. The endowment will help support the planned Distinguished Analytical Chemistry Seminar Series in the Department of Chemistry. 

Science and Cookies: Researchers Tap Into Citizen Science To Shed Light on Ant Diversity

by North Carolina State University

Scientists from North Carolina State University and the University of Florida have combined cookies, citizen science and robust research methods to track the diversity of ant species across the United States, and are now collaborating with international partners to get a global perspective on how ants are moving and surviving in the modern world.