Researchers Develop Faster, Precise Silica Coating Process for Quantum Dot Nanorods
NC State researchers have fine-tuned a technique that enables them to apply precisely controlled silica coatings to quantum dot nanorods in a day – up to 21 times faster than previous methods.
Magnetic Nanoparticle Chains Offer New Technique for Controlling Soft Robots
Researchers have developed a new technique that uses chains of magnetic nanoparticles to remotely control new “soft robots.”
Two of the brightest young researchers within NC State’s College of Engineering have been producing outstanding work for years. Now they’ve won the acclaim of two of the world’s most influential technology magazines.
NSF-Funded Network to Boost Nanotech Innovation
A five-year, $5.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation supports a collaborative effort by three Triangle universities to help businesses and educators speed the development of new nanotechnology-based products and opportunities.
Sandcastles Inspire New Nanoparticle Binding Technique
Assembling nanoparticle networks in liquid is like a day at the beach.
Public Response to New Technologies in Food Depends on the Type of Tech
A recent study highlights the complexity of determining how the public will respond to incorporating nanotechnology or genetic modification into food products.
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.
Environmentally Friendly Lignin Nanoparticle ‘Greens’ Silver Nanobullet to Battle Bacteria
Technique combines silver with lignin to create effective and environmentally benign nanobullets.
‘Microcombing’ Creates Stronger, More Conductive Carbon Nanotube Films
A new technique creates pure carbon nanotube films that are stronger than any previous such films. The technique also improves the electrical conductivity that makes these films attractive for use in electronic and aerospace applications.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
Nanoparticle Allows Low-Cost Creation of 3-D Nanostructures
Researchers have developed a new lithography technique that uses nanoscale spheres to create 3-D structures with biomedical, electronic and photonic applications.