Bubble formation in chloroform at negative pressures

The aim of this project if to detect and characterize nucleation sites when a local cavity starts to form, in particular to detect cavitation sites in molecular dynamics simulations of liquid chloroform with and without carbon nanotubes.

Humacao PREM visits Rural Schools

In March-April 2015, approximately 50 PREM students, faculty and other volunteers visited six rural schools in the towns of Yabucoa and San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. The activities included short talks and hands-on demonstrations from the Nanodays (NISENet) kits and others developed by our pro

Do “Hot” Charge-Transfer Excitons Promote Free Carrier Generation?

In organic photovoltaics, the role of hot charge-transfer (CT) excitons on free carrier generation is currently under intense debate. In this project, we carry out first-principles time-dependent density functional theory calculations to examine hot CT dissociation in polymer/fullerene het

Combination treatment with synthetic β-peptide enhances the antifungal activities of azoles in Candida albicans

Fungal infections such as candidiasis represent an important human health concern worldwide due to high mortality rates, of more than 50%, specifically in those people who are immunocompromised.  In particular risk are those patients undergoing chemotherapy, that suffer from AIDS and thos

Hysteretic Adsorption of CO2 onto a Cu2(pzdc)2(bpy) Porous Coordination Polymer and Concomitant Framework Distortion

In a recent publication resulting from a collaboration between the IRG2 of the Wisconsin MRSEC and the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez through the NSF-sponsored Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) program, Prof. Hernandez-Maldonado and coworkers investigated the

Graphene Oxide Can Pick and Image MRSA

The evolvement of multiple drug resistance MRSA bacteria has increased day by day and are spread all over the world. Early diagnosis is the key for survival from MRSA infection.

Nanomaterial Based Long-Range Ruler Can Screen Prostate Tumor

Since the ability to detect very low levels of prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) may enable doctors to diagnose men with prostate cancer recurrence, it has the capability to reduce prostate cancer-related mortality and morbidity.

Plasmonic–Magnetic 3D Graphene Oxide Architecture Can Pick and Separate Rotavirus

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1.5 million children die each year due to rotavirus contamination in drinking water.

Nanotechnology Exhibition for Junior High School Participants

NSF-JSU-UCSB PREM members conducted outreach activities at local school and initiate a Science Line program to the minority participants.