On vaporizing MoO3 to generate nanoparticles, Danny McClure (B.S. chemistry, Dec 2007) found crystals growing from the target. Kayla Bulmer (B.S. chemistry, May 2009) and Evan Graham (B.S. chemistry, May 2009) continued this research to explore the utility of CO2 laser heating to prepare crystals. The following links provide examples of recent research results.