nanomaterials

Aug 5, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Sandcastles Inspire New Nanoparticle Binding Technique

Assembling nanoparticle networks in liquid is like a day at the beach.

Jul 13, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Find Nanowires Have Unusually Pronounced ‘Anelastic’ Properties

Researchers have found that nanoscale wires (nanowires) made of common semiconductor materials have a pronounced anelasticity – meaning that the wires, when bent, return slowly to their original shape rather than snapping back quickly.

Apr 23, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Electron Spin Brings Some Order to High Entropy Alloys

High entropy alloys (HEAs) are known for amazing properties -- and having chaotic atomic structures. But researchers have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to HEAs, and may play a role in giving the alloys desirable properties.

Mar 18, 2015  |  The Abstract

An Improved Method for Coating Gold Nanorods

Researchers have fine-tuned a technique for coating gold nanorods with silica shells, allowing engineers to create large quantities of the nanorods and giving them more control over the thickness of the shell. Gold nanorods are being investigated for use in a wide variety of biomedical applications.

Nov 13, 2014  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Find New Way to Move Atomically Thin Semiconductors for Use in Extremely Flexible Devices

Researchers have developed a new way to transfer thin semiconductor films, which are only one atom thick, onto arbitrary substrates, paving the way for flexible computing or photonic devices.

Oct 3, 2014  |  The Abstract

Coating Nanotubes With Aluminum Oxide Lowers Risk of Lung Injury

A new study finds that coating multiwalled carbon nanotubes with aluminum oxide reduces the risk of lung scarring, or pulmonary fibrosis, in mice.

Sep 11, 2014  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Create World’s Largest DNA Origami

Researchers have created the world’s largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics.

Oct 10, 2011

Narayan Honored for Nanomedical Research

Biomedical Engineering Professor Roger Narayan will receive a national award for his contributions in nanomedicine and nanobiomaterials.

Mar 24, 2011

Thinking Big

Pete Geisen graduated from NC State with a degree and a job running his own company. Find out how NC State's focus on entrepreneurship pays big dividends for students who think big.

Feb 7, 2011

Tracy Earns NSF Career Award

Dr. Joe Tracy, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.