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Findings about detection of circulating tumor cells by SERS get publish in ACS Apl. Mater. Interfaces

The Ringe group collaborated with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology to research about tunable and linker free nanogaps in core–shell plasmonic nanorods for selective and quantitative detection of circulating tumor … Continue reading

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Lauren took a trip to Europe last week to visit collaborators!

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. 

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New findings about plasmon mode splitting in gold nanotriangles get published in J Phys Chem

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

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Dayne’s paper on decorated aluminum nanoparticle gets accepted in ACS Nano!

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

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Rice University opens after tropical storm, Ringe Group back in lab

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

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Elisabeth and Dayne are back from Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

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.  

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Findings about single-atomic ruthenium catalytic sites for oxygen reduction

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.

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Matthew Chagnot joins the Ringe Group for the summer!

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!

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The Ringe Group receives an optical table

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.

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The Ringe Group wins safety pizza party

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

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