Sandia LabNews

Large supercrystals promise superior sensors

Using an artful combination of nanotechnology and basic chemistry, Sandia researchers have encouraged gold nanoparticles to self-assemble into unusually large supercrystals that could significantly improve the detection sensitivity for chemicals such as explosives or drugs.

Progress toward plugging an antibiotic pump

Each year in the U.S., at least 23,000 people die from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Using computer modeling, researchers from Sandia and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are helping to develop the means to prevent some of those deaths.