Sandcastles Inspire New Nanoparticle Binding Technique
Assembling nanoparticle networks in liquid is like a day at the beach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Narayan Honored for Nanomedical Research
Biomedical Engineering Professor Roger Narayan will receive a national award for his contributions in nanomedicine and nanobiomaterials.
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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.