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Atomic force microscope

Prof Richard Haverkamp, of Massey University, explains how an atomic force microscope works. Includes a short animation of the basic...

Catalysts and electrolysis

Prof Richard Haverkamp, of Massey University, outlines the role of electrocatalysts in the production of hydrogen from water by...

Catalytic converters and platinum nanoparticles

Dr Richard Tilley of Victoria University of Wellington explains what catalytic converters are and the role of catalysts.

Designer catalysts

John Watt, a PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington, describes how increasing the surface area of nanoparticles increases their...

Electron microscopes

A comparison of scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and transmission electron microscopes (TEM), with Dr Richard Tilley of Victoria...

Fuel cells for the military

Prof Richard Haverkamp, of Massey University, gives an overview of how fuel cells work, and why he is looking into a potential military...

Gold as catalyst

Prof Richard Haverkamp, of Massey University, explains why gold is a better catalyst than platinum for producing hydrogen from methane.

Hydrogen fuel cells

Prof Richard Haverkamp, of Massey University, describes hydrogen as an energy carrier, and how it could replace non-renewable carbon-based...

Keeping nanoparticles ‘nano’

Prof Richard Haverkamp, of Massey University, explains how gold nanoparticles made in plants might stay small, compared to the clumping...

Making gold nanoparticles in micelles

John Watt demonstrates one way to make gold nanoparticles.

Michael Faraday and nanotechnology

Prof Richard Haverkamp of Massey University gives an introduction to Michael Faraday.

Plants making gold nanoparticles

Prof Richard Haverkamp, of Massey University, outlines why he uses plants to make gold nanoparticles.

Quantum dots against cancer

Quantum dots are being developed to find and treat cancer cells. Dr Richard Tilley describes his research for The MacDiarmid Institute and...

Scanning tunnelling microscopes

Prof Richard Haverkamp, of Massey University, explains how a scanning tunnelling microscope works, accompanied by views of the device in...

Scientists working together

Dr Richard Tilley of Victoria University of Wellington uses the different types of scientists involved in quantum dot research as an...

Structure affects function

Prof Richard Haverkamp, of Massey University, explains why the small size of some nanoparticles helps them become good catalysts.

Surfactants at work

While Dr Richard Tilley of Victoria University of Wellington explains how surfactant chemicals are used to control size and shape of...

The buzz of being first

Dr Richard Tilley of Victoria University of Wellington talks about the excitement of doing research.

What are quantum dots?

Dr Richard Tilley of Victoria University of Wellington describes what silicon quantum dots are and outlines some applications.

What is a catalyst?

While Prof Richard Haverkamp, of Massey University, explains what catalysts are, Dr Aaron Marshall sets up a catalyst membrane for the...

What is an electrocatalyst?

Prof Richard Haverkamp, of Massey University, explains electrocatalysts, and their potential for fuel cell technology.

What is nanotechnology?

Prof Richard Haverkamp, of Massey University, describes how nanotechnology means different things to different people.