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Through millions of years of evolution, shrimps have developed unique-shaped eyes that enable them to see well in their immediate environment -...

Fluorite. Credit: Rob Lavinsky, – CC-BY-SA-3.0

A “crazy idea” for using fluoride nanocrystals as magnetic resonance tracers could lead to new clinical imaging methods

 Nanoallotropes of gold viewed with transmission electron microscopy (top) and electron tomography (bottom)

A new method for fabricating nanostructured metals may lead to smaller electronic devices

self-assembling membrane

A new, water-based, recyclable membrane filters all types of nanoparticles

nanoparticles assemble in the dark

Self-assembling nanoparticles take their cues from their surroundings

SEM image of a well-defined double helix

Competing forces coax nanocubes into helical structures

Scanning electron microscope images of representative samples of (left) clean diatomite and (right) diatomite composite with zero valent iron (small white dots) and vitamin B12 (not visible)

A new kind of water treatment could break toxic chemicals in the water supply down into...

(l-r) Standing: Dr. Haim Weissman, Dr. Boris Rybtchinski, Elisha Krieg. Sitting: Dr. Eyal Shimoni and Elijah Shirman. Flexible bonds

“Water-hating” molecules that stick together can create changeable, environmentally-friendly materials.

An intermediate molybdenum disulfide nanoparticle has an octahedral center and a spherical outer shape

When does an eight-sided nanoparticle become a sphere, and how does this affect its potential use? 

Two-photon autofluorescence image of a live cell incubated with gold nanoparticles, superimposed on a simple transmission image of the cell

The properties of materials on the nanometer scale could revolutionize everything from microscopy to solar collectors.