nanotechnology

Dec 18, 2015  |  The Abstract

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.”

Sep 29, 2015  |  Awards and Honors

Brilliant Innovators

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.

Sep 16, 2015  |  The Abstract

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.

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 14, 2015  |  The Abstract

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.

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.

Jul 13, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

Environmentally Friendly Lignin Nanoparticle ‘Greens’ Silver Nanobullet to Battle Bacteria

Technique combines silver with lignin to create effective and environmentally benign nanobullets.

May 5, 2015  |  Research and Innovation

‘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.

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.