Nanoscience and nanotechnology
Buongiorno and McKrell awarded more than $400,000 by CEA, France
November 27, 2012The researchers will investigate transient boiling heat transfer phenomena under rapidly escalating heat fluxes.
Making ‘nanospinning’ practical
November 20, 2012Nanofibers have a dizzying range of possible applications, but they’ve been prohibitively expensive to make. MIT researchers hope to change that.
New injectable gels toughen up after entering the body
November 16, 2012These more durable gels could find applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering.
Stronger than a speeding bullet
November 7, 2012New tests of nanostructured material could lead to better armor against everything from gunfire to micrometeorites.
Department snapshot: Civil and Environmental Engineering
October 25, 2012From bacteria to bridges, CEE researchers tackle natural and built environments.
A better way to shed water
October 22, 2012MIT researchers find that lubricated, nanotextured surfaces improved performance of condensers in power and desalination plants.
‘Invisibility’ could be a key to better electronics
October 12, 2012MIT team applies technology developed for visual ‘cloaking’ to enable more efficient transfer of electrons.
Drawing a line, with carbon nanotubes
October 9, 2012New low-cost, durable carbon nanotube sensors can be etched with mechanical pencils.
New technique reveals lithium in action
October 8, 2012Fundamental reactions behind advanced battery technology, revealed in detail by advanced imaging method, could lead to improved materials.
Oscillating microscopic beads could be key to biolab on a chip
September 25, 2012MIT team finds way to manipulate and measure magnetic particles without contact, potentially enabling multiple medical tests on a tiny device.
Merging tissue and electronics
August 27, 2012New tissue scaffold could be used for drug development and implantable therapeutic devices.
Patterning defect-free nanocrystal films with nanometer resolution
August 20, 2012New process developed at MIT could enable better LED displays, solar cells and biosensors — and foster basic physics research.
New nanoparticles shrink tumors in mice
August 16, 2012Particles that shut off cancer genes could also allow researchers to screen potential drug targets more rapidly.
Dripping faucets inspire new way of creating structured particles
July 18, 2012Researchers find new method for making spherical particles, from nanoscale to pinhead-sized — including complex beach-ball-like shapes.
Researchers explain how dye-based nanotubes can help harvest light’s energy
July 6, 2012Tiny cylinders help reveal how natural-light-harvesting antennae collect light with exceptional efficiency.
Also labeled: Carbon nanotubes, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Energy, Graduate, postdoctoral, Photonics, Photosynthesis, Physics, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Solar, Excitonics, Moungi Bawendi, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF)
A new approach to water desalination
July 2, 2012Graphene sheets with precisely controlled pores have potential to purify water more efficiently than existing methods.
Textured surface may boost power output of thin silicon solar cells
June 13, 2012MIT team finds new approach to trapping light efficiently in thin-film silicon solar cells.
Teaching self-assembling structures a new trick
June 7, 2012MIT researchers produce 3-D configurations that could lead to new microchips and other devices.
Researchers achieve RNA interference, in a lighter package
June 4, 2012Pared-down nucleic acid nanoparticle poses less risk of side effects, offers better targeting.
Dresselhaus, Graybiel, Luu receive 2012 Kavli Prizes
May 31, 2012Biennial prizes in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience include a $1 million cash award in each field.
Gradečak wins Nano Letters young investigator award
May 7, 2012Materials science and engineering professor studies nanophotonics and electronics.