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Ani Sumant Garners Two R&D100 Awards

Nanocrystalline diamond-related (NCD) devices developed by Anirudha Sumant of the Nanofabrication & Devices Group garnered two 2013 R&D 100 awards.

August 1, 2013
State-of-the-Art Diamond Semiconductor Technology Licensed to AKHAN Technologies

Argonne National Laboratory has granted AKHAN Technologies, Inc., exclusive diamond semiconductor application licensing rights to breakthrough low-temperature diamond deposition technology developed by CNM.

October 1, 2013
CNM Participation in Nature of Nano Event

CNM Director Amanda Petford-Long and CNM user Adam Khan, of AKHAN Technologies, presented lectures at "The Nature of Nano" event held on December 11, 2013.

December 1, 2013
CNM Participates in 2014 NanoDays Outreach Event

On April 14, 2014, the CNM held a Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE) NanoDays Event for 62 local fifth-grade science students and their teachers.

May 1, 2014
Shevchenko Selected for 2014 Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program

Fifteen Argonne employees, selected by the laboratory director, are participating in this year's Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program.

August 1, 2014
NSS-8 Workshop Summary International Workshop on Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology

Organized by Center for Nanoscale Materials and Advanced Photon Source

August 1, 2014
"This new method gives a way of delivering the dose of therapeutic cargo much more directly, which will enable us to have the same overall effect with a lower total dose, reducing the unpleasant and dangerous side effects of chemotherapy," said oncologist Ezra Cohen, an author of the study. Click to enlarge.
New nanotech invention improves effectiveness of the 'penicillin of cancer'

By combining magnetic nanoparticles with one of the most common and effective chemotherapy drugs, Argonne researchers have created a way to deliver anti-cancer drugs directly into the nucleus of cancer cells.

August 13, 2014
Argonne researchers produce trace amounts of hydrogen with visible light by merging light-collecting proteins from a single-celled organism with a graphene platform. Both graphene and protein absorb the light and re-direct electrons towards the titanium dioxide. Electrons interact with protons at the site of the platinum nanoparticles to produce hydrogen. Credit: John Lambert. (Click image to enlarge)
A nanosized hydrogen generator

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have created a small scale “hydrogen generator” that uses light and a two-dimensional graphene platform to boost production of the hard-to-make element.

September 19, 2014
Argonne researcher Yuelin Li holds a sample holder containing a single gold nanorod in water. Li and colleagues discovered that nanorods melt in three distinct phases when grouped in large ensembles. Their research will inform the creation of next-generation technologies such as water purification systems, battery materials and cancer research. Photo by Mark Lopez/Argonne National Laboratory. (Click to enlarge.)
Shape-shifting groups of nanorods release heat differently

Researchers at Argonne have revealed previously unobserved behaviors that show how the transfer of heat at the nanoscale causes nanoparticles to change shape in groups.

February 18, 2015
Paul Alivisatos (right) receives the Spiers Memorial Award from conference chair Bruce Law.
Highlights of the RSC Faraday Discussion on Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly

In the nearly hundred-year history of the Royal Society of Chemistry Faraday Discussion conference, only two meetings had been held in the United States before this meeting at Argonne National Labo

June 16, 2015