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Organic Chemistry

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

Prof. Boris Rybtchinski and group
A simple method of producing conductive nanomaterials may have uses from spacesuits to optoelectronics
cover: shining a light on the molecular fingerprint

Made of a single molecule, the tiny artificial sensor might be able to “smell out” disease within living cells

 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

molecular encryption

Invisible ink meets secure encryption in a single molecule. Just add cola

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

Profs. David Cahen, Leeor Kronik and Ron Naaman

To keep up with today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, the quest to discover new materials has become more crucial than ever

Bringing Down Barriers

An unusual protein sequence may help drugs cross the brain-blood barrier

Prof. David Milstein recieves the Israel Prize. In the recieving line (from third from left): Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar, President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin and Chief Justice Asher Grunis

Milstein is recognized for his environmentally-friendly catalysts