Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network
NC State, Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill may be fierce rivals on the basketball court, but the three universities are partners in an effort to enable innovative nanoscience and nanotechnology research, discovery, workforce development and education.
Nurturing the nanotech maker in us all
New free online course teaches anyone how to make and examine materials on a molecular scale.
Magnetic nanoparticle chains offer new technique for controlling soft robots
Researchers from NC State University have developed a technique for using chains of magnetic nanoparticles to manipulate elastic polymers in three dimensions, which could be used to remotely control new “soft robots.”
NSF-funded network set to help businesses, educators pursue nanotechnology innovation
NC State, Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill are launching a partnership to give businesses and educators access to expertise and facilities that will speed the development of new nanotechnology.
Researchers find nanowires have unusually pronounced ‘anelastic’ properties
Researchers from NC State University and Brown University have found that nanoscale wires (nanowires) made of common semiconductor materials have a pronounced anelasticity.
Environmentally friendly lignin nanoparticle ‘greens’ silver nanobullet to battle bacteria
NC State University researchers have developed an effective and environmentally benign method to combat bacteria by engineering nanoscale particles that add the antimicrobial potency of silver to a core of lignin, a ubiquitous substance found in all plant cells.
‘Microcombing’ creates stronger, more conductive carbon nanotube films
Researchers from NC State University and China’s Suzhou Institute of Nano-Science and Nano-Biotics have developed an inexpensive technique called “microcombing” to align carbon nanotubes (CNTs), which can be used to create large, pure CNT films that are stronger than any previous such films.
Electron spin brings some order to high entropy alloys
Researchers from NC State University have discovered that electron spin brings a previously unknown degree of order to the high entropy alloy nickel iron chromium cobalt (NiFeCrCo) – and may play a role in giving the alloy its 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.
‘Flying Carpet’ technique uses graphene to deliver one-two punch of anticancer drugs
An international team has developed a drug delivery technique that utilizes graphene strips as “flying carpets” to deliver two anticancer drugs sequentially to cancer cells.