- Lauren took a trip to Europe last week to visit collaborators!
- New findings about plasmon mode splitting in gold nanotriangles get published in J Phys Chem
- Dayne’s paper on decorated aluminum nanoparticle gets accepted in ACS Nano!
- Rice University opens after tropical storm, Ringe Group back in lab
- Elisabeth and Dayne are back from Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
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Lauren McCarthy visited Professor Paul Midgley’s group at the University of Cambridge and Professor Victor Puntes’s group at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. She also managed to squeeze in some sightseeing.
An international collaboration of scientists unexpectedly observed a wide diversity in the scattering spectra from a population of nanotriangles with low shape density. The findings of this work got published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry. For more information click … Continue reading
Findings about transition metal decorated aluminum nano crystals gets accepted in ACS Nano. In his research, a simple polyol synthesis is presented as a flexible route to produce aluminum nanocrystals decorated with eight varieties of size-tunable transition metals nanoparticle islands, … Continue reading
Houston experienced a major tropical storm after hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas. Houston homes were affected, and people needed to be evacuated. As a safe action, Rice University remained closed for over a week. Fortunately, only minor damages … Continue reading
Elisabeth Bianco and Dayne Swearer were selected as American delegates to the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany this June. They are two of 400 students selected worldwide to be part of this prestigious conference.
Sadegh Yazdi and Prof Ringe collaborated with groups from Rice University, the Chinese academy of Sciences, and Tianjin University to investigate single-atomic ruthenium catalytic sites on nitrogen-doped graphene for oxygen reduction reaction in acidic medium. Find more about the article here.
Matt decided to join the group for the summer! He is going to be involved in the nanoparticle synthesis projects led by Lauren and Sarah. Welcome Matt!
The Ringe Group received a brand new optical table! An inverted confocal microscope equipped with a spectrometer and a CCD will be placed in there, where optical spectroscopy will be carried on by the group.
The department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, organizes a safety lab contest each year. This is a competition between MSNE labs, and the lab with the least number of violations will win a pizza party at the end of the semester. … Continue reading
The Ringe Group visited the Houston lighthouse and presented science modules. The group was very excited and motivated, since the modules helped explain new scientific modules commonly explained by visual means to people with visual disabilities. There were 6 modules: Eduardo Villarreal presented … Continue reading