Engineering team images tiny quasicrystals as they form

When Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman first saw a quasicrystal through his microscope in 1982, he reportedly thought to himself, “Eyn chaya kazo” – Hebrew for, “There can be no such creature.” But there is, and the quasicrystal has become a subject of much research in the 35 years since Shechtman’s Nobel Prize-winning discovery. What makes […]

Nanoparticle creates ‘wave of destruction’ in cancer cells

ITHACA, N.Y. – Nanoparticles known as Cornell dots, or C dots, have shown great promise as a therapeutic tool in the detection and treatment of cancer. Now, the ultrasmall particles – developed more than a dozen years ago by Ulrich Wiesner, the Spencer T. Olin Professor of Engineering at Cornell University – have shown they […]