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Freeze-dried foam soaks up carbon dioxideFreeze-dried foam soaks up carbon dioxide
Rice scientists lead effort to make novel 3-D material
Rice University materials scientists have created a light foam from two-dimensional sheets of hexagonal-boron nitride (h-BN) that absorbs carbon dioxide. (August 16, 2017)


Smalley-Curl Institute honors top posters, presentations at summer colloquiumSmalley-Curl Institute honors top posters, presentations at summer colloquium
Prizes were awarded to graduate and undergraduate students judged to have the best presentations and posters at the Smalley-Curl Institute’s third annual Summer Research Colloquium Aug. 11 in Duncan Hall.  (August 16, 2017)


Faculty encourage students to pay attention, embrace failure and put Rice to the testFaculty encourage students to pay attention, embrace failure and put Rice to the test
The final speaker, Lesa Tran ’07, the Wiess Instructor of Chemistry, told students that Rice will be challenging but not impossible. (August 15, 2017)


2-faced 2-D material is a first at Rice2-faced 2-D material is a first at Rice
Rice materials scientists create flat sandwich of sulfur, molybdenum and selenium
Like a sandwich with wheat on the bottom and rye on the top, Rice University scientists have cooked up a tasty new twist on two-dimensional materials. (August 14, 2017)


Landscapes give latitude to 2-D material designersLandscapes give latitude to 2-D material designers
Rice, Oak Ridge scientists show growing atom-thin sheets on cones allows control of defects
Rice University researchers have learned to manipulate two-dimensional materials to design in defects that enhance the materials’ properties. (August 9, 2017)


2 sides to this energy story2 sides to this energy story
Rice lab develops dual-surface graphene electrode to split water into hydrogen and oxygen
Rice University chemists have produced a catalyst based on laser-induced graphene that splits water into hydrogen on one side and oxygen on the other side. They said the inexpensive material may be a practical component in generating the hydrogen for use in future fuel cells. (August 3, 2017)


Magnetized viruses attack harmful bacteriaMagnetized viruses attack harmful bacteria
Rice, China team uses phage-enhanced nanoparticles to kill bacteria that foul water treatment systems
Magnetic nanoparticle clusters have the power to punch through biofilms to reach bacteria that can foul water treatment systems, according to scientists at Rice University and the University of Science and Technology of China. (August 1, 2017)


Bubbles help new catalysts self-optimizeBubbles help new catalysts self-optimize
Rice, Lawrence Livermore scientists replace expensive platinum for efficient hydrogen production
Scientists at Rice University and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have predicted and created new two-dimensional electrocatalysts to extract hydrogen from water with high performance and low cost. (July 31, 2017)

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