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Feb 16, 2015

Researchers Synthesize Material for Efficient Plasmonic Devices in Mid-Infrared Range

Researchers have identified a material that can be used to create plasmonic devices that create an intense electric field in response to light in the mid-infrared range. The discovery has applications in fields ranging from high-speed computers to solar energy to biomedical devices. 

Feb 13, 2015

Researchers Glimpse Distortions in Atomic Structure of Materials

A technique developed at NC State is giving researchers an unprecedented glimpse of how materials are structured at the atomic level -- opening the door to studies on how subtle structural distortions at the atomic-scale can influence a material’s properties. 

Feb 11, 2015

NC State Researchers Land UNC System Research Grants

NC State is a key partner in five of six grants awarded as part of a new, statewide initiative designed to advance strategically-important collaborative research projects in North Carolina. 

Jan 23, 2015

New Technique Helps Probe Performance of Organic Solar Cell Materials

Researchers have developed a way to determine the role that a material’s structure has on the efficiency of organic solar cells, which are candidates for low-cost, next generation solar power. The finding will help guide future research and development efforts. 

Jan 20, 2015

Wearable Sensor Smooths Path to Long-Term EKG, EMG Monitoring

Researchers have developed a wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals. The sensor is as accurate as the “wet electrode” sensors used in hospitals for EKGs and EMGs, but can be used for long-term monitoring and is more accurate than existing sensors when a patient is moving. 

Jan 14, 2015

New Material, Technique Efficiently Produce Hydrogen, Syngas Fuel Feedstock

Researchers have developed a technique that uses a new catalyst to convert methane and water into hydrogen and a fuel feedstock called syngas with the assistance of solar power. 

Jan 13, 2015

Researchers Develop Novel Multiferroic Materials and Devices Integrated With Silicon Chips

Researchers have made two advances in multiferroic materials, including integrating them on a silicon chip, which will allow the development of new electronic memory devices. The researchers have already created prototypes of the devices and are in the process of testing them. 

Jan 6, 2015

‘Flying Carpet’ Technique Uses Graphene to Deliver One-Two Punch of Anticancer Drugs

Researchers develop nanoscale “flying carpets” to deliver anticancer drugs directly to targeted parts of cancer cells. 

Dec 18, 2014

Will Rapprochement Mean New Research Collaborations Between Cuba and the U.S.?

We asked Ruben Carbonell, National Academies member, Cuban American, and professor at NC State, what the rapprochement between Cuba and the U.S. may mean for fostering relationships and collaborations between U.S. research institutions and their Cuban counterparts. 

Dec 18, 2014

New Technique Moves Researchers Closer to New Range of GaN Biosensors

Researchers have found a way of binding peptides to the surface of gallium nitride (GaN) in a way that keeps the peptides stable even when exposed to water and radiation. The discovery moves researchers one step closer to developing a new range of biosensors for use in medical and biological research applications.