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5/19/2011 1:01:59 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Miracle Material
Two-dimensional graphene may lead to faster electronics, stronger spacecraft and much more.
4/2/2011 4:26:48 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Nanoparticles Enhance Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells
Researchers have now shown that polymer-coated and dye-studded gold particles, directly linked to a growth factor peptide rather than an antibody, can detect circulating tumor cells in the blood of patients with head and neck cancer.
3/30/2011 11:43:21 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
New Pediatric Nanomedicine Center Links Health Care and Engineering
Physicians and engineers within a new center devoted to pediatric nanomedicine will develop targeted, molecular-sized nanoparticles as part of a unique approach to treating pediatric diseases. Specific focus areas will include pediatric heart disease and thrombosis, infectious diseases, cancer, sickle cell disease and cystic fibrosis.
3/21/2011 8:23:30 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Technique Produces Graphene Nanoribbons with Metallic Properties
A new "templated growth" technique for fabricating nanoribbons of epitaxial graphene has produced structures just 15 to 40 nanometers wide that conduct current with almost no resistance.
1/27/2011 8:31:24 PM | Research | 0 comments
New Transistor for Plastic Electronics Exhibits the Best of Both Worlds
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology describe a new method of combining top-gate organic field-effect transistors with a bilayer gate insulator.
12/12/2010 1:13:44 PM | Industry | 0 comments
International Collaboration Boosts Nanotechnology Research
Despite their initial focus on national economic competitiveness, the nanotechnology research initiatives now funded by more than 60 countries have become increasingly collaborative, with nearly a quarter of all papers co-authored by researchers across borders.
12/1/2010 10:42:58 AM | Electronics | 0 comments
Project Pioneers Silicon-Germanium for Space Electronics
A five-year project led by the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a novel approach to space electronics that could change how space vehicles and instruments are designed.
11/8/2010 7:17:02 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Energy Harvesting: Nanogenerators Grow Strong Enough to Power Small Conventional Electronic Devices
Blinking numbers on a liquid-crystal display (LCD) often indicate that a device’s clock needs resetting. But in the laboratory of Zhong Lin Wang at Georgia Tech, the blinking number on a small LCD signals the success of a five-year effort to power conventional electronic devices with nanoscale generators that harvest mechanical energy from the environment using an array of tiny nanowires.
10/29/2010 11:53:49 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Noble Metals: Organic Solvent System May Improve Recycling of Catalysts & Open New Applications in Nanomedicine, Nanocatalysts and Microelectronics
Noble metals such as platinum and palladium are becoming increasingly important because of growth in environmentally friendly applications such as fuel cells and pollution control catalysts. But the world has limited quantities of these materials, meaning manufacturers will have to rely on efficient recycling processes to help meet the demand.
10/28/2010 12:04:14 PM | Grants | 0 comments
NIH renews Nanomedicine Center focused on treating single-gene disorders for $16.1 million
The Georgia Tech-led Nanomedicine Center for Nucleoprotein Machines has received an award of $16.1 million for five years as part of its renewal by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
10/23/2010 6:26:16 PM | Industry | 0 comments
Georgia Tech researchers highlight implications of nanotechnology in new Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society
The Encyclopedia is a landmark international collaboration which reviews and reflects upon a wide range of topics related to the implications of nanotechnology – gauging its promises and risks, assessing the impacts of policy decisions, and communicating the meaning of nanoscience research.
10/19/2010 6:53:09 PM | Research | 0 comments
Long distance, top secret messages
Researchers have built a critical component of a quantum repeater, a device that allows quantum communications -- such as the encryption keys used to encode data transmitted over traditional lines -- to be relayed over larger distances.
10/13/2010 7:56:46 AM | Research | 0 comments
Factors Beyond Crowding Affect Molecular Motion in Cells
The findings suggest that perturbations caused by hydrodynamic interactions -- similar to what happens when the wake from a large boat affects smaller boats on a lake -- may be the most important factor in this intracellular diffusion.
10/11/2010 6:21:02 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Researchers Develop Techniques for Using Material Recognized in Nobel Prize
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have pioneered the fabrication techniques expected to be used for manufacturing high-performance electronic devices from the material that has been recognized in this year's Nobel Prize in physics.
10/11/2010 6:11:09 PM | Drug Delivery | 0 comments
Thioketal Nanoparticles: Researchers Develop Oral Delivery System to Treat Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Delivering short strands of RNA into cells has become a popular research area because of its potential therapeutic applications, but how to deliver them into targeted cells in a living organism has been an obstacle.
10/5/2010 12:15:09 PM | Materials | 0 comments
New Graphene Fabrication Method Uses Silicon Carbide Template
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new “templated growth” technique for fabricating nanometer-scale graphene devices. The method addresses what had been a significant obstacle to the use of this promising material in future generations of high-performance electronic devices.
10/5/2010 12:08:41 PM | Grants | 0 comments
NIH Awards $14.6M Translational Cardiovascular Nanomedicine Center
Georgia Tech and Emory University have received a five-year $14.6 million contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue the development of nanotechnology and biomolecular engineering tools and methodologies for detecting and treating atherosclerosis.
9/26/2010 11:49:25 PM | Research | 0 comments
Quantum Information Systems: Researchers Convert Signals to Telecom Wavelengths, Increase Memory Times
Using optically dense, ultra-cold clouds of rubidium atoms, researchers have made advances in three key elements needed for quantum information systems – including a technique for converting photons carrying quantum data to wavelengths that can be transmitted long distances on optical fiber telecom networks.
9/20/2010 10:55:45 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
End of Microplates? Novel Electronic Biosensing Technology Could Facilitate a New Era of Personalized Medicine
The multi-welled microplate, long a standard tool in biomedical research and diagnostic laboratories, could become a thing of the past thanks to new electronic biosensing technology developed by a team of microelectronics engineers and biomedical scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
9/2/2010 11:59:27 PM | Research | 0 comments
Researchers Create New Logic Device Based on Piezoelectric Effect
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electronic logic device in which current is switched by an electric field generated by the application of mechanical strain to zinc oxide nanowires.
8/18/2010 3:29:41 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Better Joint Replacements: Titanium Coating with Protein “Flower Bouquet” Nanoclusters Strengthens Implant Attachment
Researchers have developed an improved coating technique that could strengthen the connection between titanium joint-replacement implants and a patient’s own bone. The stronger connection - created by manipulating signals the body’s own cells use to encourage growth - could allow the implants to last longer.
8/17/2010 4:41:17 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
Semiconductor Research Corporation and Georgia Tech Boost Off-chip Bandwidth While Driving Down Energy Per Bit
Gains in Off-chip Interconnect to Enable Continued Improvements for Chip Scaling, Packaging, System Performance
8/10/2010 11:08:31 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Study of Electron Orbits in Multilayer Graphene Finds Energy Gaps
Researchers have taken one more step toward understanding the unique and often unexpected properties of graphene, a two-dimensional carbon material that has attracted interest because of its potential applications in future generations of electronic devices.
8/6/2010 6:35:30 PM | Research | 0 comments
Push-Button Logic on the Nanoscale
Circuits that can perform logic operations at the push of a button are a dime-a-dozen these days, but a breakthrough by researchers in the USA has meant they can be smaller and simpler than ever before.
7/17/2010 11:02:12 PM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Magnetic Nanoparticles Remove Ovarian Cancer Cells from the Abdominal Cavity
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology created magnetic nanoparticles that can selectively bind to and remove ovarian tumor cells from abdominal cavity fluid.
6/19/2010 10:11:22 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Scientists Strive to Replace Silicon with Graphene on Nanocircuitry
Scientists have made a breakthrough toward creating nanocircuitry on graphene, widely regarded as the most promising candidate to replace silicon as the building block of transistors.
5/27/2010 5:46:11 PM | Research | 0 comments
Quantum Future: GTRI Researchers are Designing and Testing Microfabricated Planar Ion Traps
Quantum computers hold the promise of offering a new route to solving some classes of these problems, such as breaking encryptions. The tremendous computing power of these devices stems from their use of quantum systems, called “qubits,” which can exist in a “superposition” of two states at the same time – in stark contrast to the transistors in conventional computers that can only be in the state “0” or “1”.
4/30/2010 12:57:56 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Seeing Moiré in Graphene
Researchers have demonstrated that atomic scale moiré patterns, an interference pattern that appears when two or more grids are overlaid slightly askew, can be used to measure how sheets of graphene are stacked and reveal areas of strain.
4/4/2010 9:02:00 PM | Research | 0 comments
Self-Powered Nanosensors: Researchers Use Improved Nanogenerators to Power Sensors Based on Zinc Oxide Nanowires
By combining a new generation of piezoelectric nanogenerators with two types of nanowire sensors, researchers have created what are believed to be the first self-powered nanometer-scale sensing devices that draw power from the conversion of mechanical energy.
3/20/2010 1:05:51 PM | Research | 0 comments
Photonic Material May Facilitate All-Optical Switching and Computing
A class of molecules whose size, structure and chemical composition have been optimized for photonic use could provide the demanding combination of properties needed to serve as the foundation for low-power, high-speed all-optical signal processing.
3/15/2010 11:05:01 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Battery Boost: High-Performance Lithium-Ion Anode Uses “Bottom Up, Self-Assembled” Nanocomposite Materials to Increase Capacity
A new high-performance anode structure based on silicon-carbon nanocomposite materials could significantly improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries used in a wide range of applications from hybrid vehicles to portable electronics.
3/7/2010 8:54:26 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Nanotube Thermocells Hold Promise For Converting Heat Waste To Energy
A study published in the American Chemical Society's journal Nano Letters reveals that thermocells based on carbon nanotube electrodes might eventually be used for generating electrical energy from heat discarded by chemical plants, automobiles and solar cell farms.
2/17/2010 8:20:04 PM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Using Gold Nanoparticles to Hit Cancer Where It Hurts
Taking gold nanoparticles to the cancer cell and hitting them with a laser has been shown to be a promising tool in fighting cancer, but what about cancers that occur in places where a laser light can’t reach?
2/11/2010 6:56:10 PM | Materials | 0 comments
One-step Process Produces Both P-type and N-type Doping in Graphene
A simple one-step process that produces both n-type and p-type doping of large-area graphene surfaces could facilitate use of the promising material for future electronic devices.
2/3/2010 12:34:45 AM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Magnetic Nanoparticles Show Promise for Combating Human Cancer
Scientists at Georgia Tech and the Ovarian Cancer Institute have further developed a potential new treatment against cancer that uses magnetic nanoparticles to attach to cancer cells, removing them from the body. The treatment, tested in mice in 2008, has now been tested using samples from human cancer patients
1/13/2010 7:59:00 PM | Drug Delivery | 0 comments
Georgia Institute of Technology selects Nanosight to study the size of nanogels used in developing drug delivery vehicles
The School of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology has chosen the NanoSight LM-20 system to help in the characterisation of dimensional changes of nanogels used in the development of drug delivery vehicles for macromolecular therapeutics.
12/19/2009 10:18:38 AM | Research | 0 comments
Thermochemical Nanolithograpy Now Allows Multiple Chemicals On A Chip
Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a nanolithographic technique that can produce high-resolution patterns of at least three different chemicals on a single chip at writing speeds of up to one millimeter per second.
12/3/2009 12:04:33 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Air Force Center of Excellence Awarded to Georgia Tech
The Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded a U.S. Air Force Center of Excellence to design nanostructures for energy harvesting and adaptive materials, and to develop tools to optimize critical cognitive processes of the modern warfighter.
11/2/2009 8:48:37 AM | Energy | 0 comments
Nanostructures on Optical Fiber Make "Hidden" PV Cells
Using zinc oxide nanostructures grown on optical fibers and coated with dye-sensitized solar cell materials, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new type of three-dimensional photovoltaic system. The approach could allow PV systems to be hidden from view and located away from traditional locations such as rooftops.
10/25/2009 7:47:46 PM | Space | 0 comments
Ion Drive: Improved Electric Propulsion Could Boost Lifetimes for Commercial, Government and Military Satellites
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have won a $6.5 million grant to develop improved components that will boost the efficiency of electric propulsion systems that are used to control the positions of satellites and planetary probes.
9/19/2009 11:16:25 AM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Friction Differences Offer New Means for Manipulating Nanotubes
Variations Could Help in Assembling and Sorting Structures
9/7/2009 6:18:10 PM | Industry | 0 comments
Nano Research Has Strong Multidisciplinary Roots, Study Shows
The burgeoning research fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology are commonly thought to be highly multidisciplinary because they draw on many areas of science and technology to make important advances.
8/19/2009 7:01:51 PM | Research | 0 comments
Bio-enabled Technique Produces Nanoparticle Composites
Thin Films of Silk Produce and Combine with Metallic Particles
8/1/2009 12:13:36 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Graphene Shows High Current Capacity & Thermal Conductivity
Study Examined Graphene Nanoribbons as Narrow as 16 Nanometers
7/1/2009 9:15:38 AM | Research | 0 comments
Statistical Technique Improves Nanotechnology Data
A new statistical analysis technique that identifies and removes systematic bias, noise and equipment-based artifacts from experimental data could lead to more precise and reliable measurement of nanomaterials and nanostructures likely to have future industrial applications.
6/4/2009 9:19:04 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Graphene May Have Advantages Over Copper for Future IC Interconnects
New Material May Replace Traditional Metal at Nanoscale Widths
5/14/2009 8:30:52 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Graphene Yields Secrets to Its Extraordinary Properties
Applying innovative measurement techniques, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have directly measured the unusual energy spectrum of graphene, a technologically promising, two-dimensional form of carbon that has tantalized and puzzled scientists since its discovery in 2004.
4/26/2009 11:14:27 AM | Research | 0 comments
Georgia Tech Marcus Nanotechnology Building Formally Dedicated
The 190,000-square-foot complex poises Georgia Tech to be a global hub for nanotechnology research and development while igniting an environment that could potentially transform both local and state economies.
4/9/2009 9:17:51 AM | Research | 0 comments
Self-Cleaning, Low-Reflectivity Surface Could Improve PV Cells
Using two different types of chemical etching to create features at both the micron and nanometer size scales, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a surface treatment that could boost the light absorption of silicon photovoltaic cells in two complementary ways.
3/2/2009 12:36:08 PM | Research | 0 comments
Georgia Tech will push boundaries of nanotechnology research with innovative low-temperature carbon nanotube fabrication tool
Processing temperatures of ~350 C supports growth on flexible polymer substrates; carbon-nanotube heatsink structures for thermal management are one major design goal
2/14/2009 6:38:39 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Nanogenerators Produce Electricity from Running Rodents
Could hamsters help solve the world’s energy crisis? Probably not, but a hamster wearing a power-generating jacket is doing its own small part to provide a new and renewable source of electricity.
2/6/2009 6:07:04 PM | Events | 0 comments
Asylum Research Sponsors AFM Workshop at Georgia Tech Feb. 12-13
Asylum Research will sponsor a free atomic force microscopy (AFM) Workshop on February 12 and 13, 2009 in the Pettit Building/Microelectronics Research Center (MiRC) on the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) campus.
12/19/2008 9:06:43 AM | Research | 0 comments
New Class of Fluorescent Dyes Detects Reactive Oxygen Species
Researchers have created a new family of fluorescent probes called hydrocyanines that can be used to detect and measure the presence of reactive oxygen species. Reactive oxygen species are highly reactive metabolites of oxygen that have been implicated in a variety of inflammatory diseases, including cancer and atherosclerosis.
12/7/2008 6:01:22 PM | Research | 0 comments
Physicists Set New Record for Quantum Memory Storage and Retrieval
Advance takes a significant step toward quantum networking
11/30/2008 4:33:39 PM | Drug Delivery | 0 comments
Nanoparticle Reports on Drug Delivery to Breast Tumors, Predicts Response to Therapy
A research team appears to have hit on a solution to the problem of determining how much of a nanoparticle drug is actually making it into breast tumors.
11/16/2008 6:05:19 PM | Research | 0 comments
Flexible Charge Pump: New Small-Scale Generator Produces Alternating Current by Stretching Zinc Oxide Wires
Researchers have developed a new type of small-scale electric power generator able to produce alternating current through the cyclical stretching and releasing of zinc oxide wires encapsulated in a flexible plastic substrate with two ends bonded.
10/14/2008 8:06:40 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Georgia Tech Awarded New Center to Study Potential Silicon Successor
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded funding to the Georgia Institute of Technology to create a new Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)- The Georgia Tech Laboratory for New Electronic Materials.
10/9/2008 10:45:40 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Dry adhesive based on carbon nanotubes gets stronger, with directional gripping ability
Mimicking gecko feet
7/17/2008 12:46:40 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Using Magnetic Nanoparticles to Combat Cancer
Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a potential new treatment against cancer that attaches magnetic nanoparticles to cancer cells, allowing them to be captured and carried out of the body.
7/15/2008 6:44:29 PM | Research | 0 comments
Study Reveals Principles Behind Stability and Electronic Properties of Gold Nanoclusters
A report published in the July 8 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is the first to describe the principles behind the stability and electronic properties of tiny nanoclusters of metallic gold.
7/13/2008 7:18:35 PM | Research | 0 comments
Electron Extraction: Research Reveals Factors That Influence Organic-based Device Efficiency
Organic-based devices, such as organic light-emitting diodes, require a transparent conductive layer with a high work function, meaning it promotes injection of electron holes into an organic layer to produce more light.
6/24/2008 8:47:53 PM | Research | 0 comments
Automated Microfluidic Device Reduces Time to Screen Small Organisms
“Lab-on-a-chip” device can be used to accelerate genetic studies
5/8/2008 9:04:50 PM | Research | 0 comments
New technique measures ultrashort laser pulses at focus
Lasers that emit ultrashort pulses of light are used for numerous applications including micromachining, microscopy, laser eye surgery, spectroscopy and controlling chemical reactions. But the quality of the results is limited by distortions caused by lenses and other optical components that are part of the experimental instrumentation.
5/3/2008 11:12:56 AM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Environmental Fate of Nanoparticles Depends on Water Carrying Them
The fate of carbon-based nanoparticles spilled into groundwater – and the ability of municipal filtration systems to remove the nanoparticles from drinking water – depend on subtle differences in the solution properties of the water carrying the particles, a new study has found.
4/23/2008 12:09:21 AM | Research | 0 comments
Energy Saving Lights: Organic Light Emitting Diode Made To Last Longer, Resist Moisture
Researchers have developed an improved organic light emitting diode (OLED) sealing process to reduce moisture intrusion and improve device lifetime.
4/16/2008 6:50:46 PM | Research | 0 comments
Fast AFM Probes Measure Many Biomolecule or Material Properties
Probes simultaneously measure topography, adhesion, stiffness, elasticity and viscosity
4/2/2008 3:00:36 PM | Research | 0 comments
Astrotechnology Brings Nanoparticle Probes Into Sharper Focus
While pondering the challenges of distinguishing one nanosize probe image from another in a mass of hundreds or thousands of nanoprobes, two investigators at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology made an interesting observation. The tiny, clustered dots of light looked a lot like a starry sky on a clear night.
3/5/2008 10:05:43 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Physicists Discover Gold Can Be Magnetic on the Nanoscale
Physicists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have made two important findings regarding gold on the nanoscale.
2/23/2008 3:34:25 AM | Research | 0 comments
Astronomy Technology Brings Nanoprobes into Sharper Focus
Georgia Tech and Emory University researchers have created a technology based on astronomy software that provides more precise images of single molecules tagged with nanoprobes.
2/13/2008 5:52:13 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Fiber-based Nanotechnology Could Power Electronic Devices
"Power shirt” would harvest energy from physical movement
1/27/2008 9:40:33 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Gold Nanoparticles Shine Brightly in Tumors
Gold nanoparticles could serve as a powerful tumor-homing beacon for detecting microscopic tumors or even individual malignant cells.
1/9/2008 1:53:56 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Biomedical Shape-Memory Polymers Developed
Applications for circulatory, nervous and skeletal systems
1/9/2008 1:52:19 PM | Events | 0 comments
Introduction to Focused Ion Beam Technology and its Application
Nano Researchers are invited to Nano @ Tech, a group of graduate and undergraduate students who meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at Noon in the Georgia Tech Microelectronics Research Center
12/2/2007 9:10:44 AM | Industry | 0 comments
BioForce Nanosciences Announces Sale of Nano eNabler System to Georgia Institute of Technology
The Nano eNabler system is a platform for merging biology with nanotechnology.
11/28/2007 6:08:39 PM | Research | 0 comments
High Performance Transistors Created with Carbon 60
Devices mark another milestone toward producing low-cost circuits on flexible substrates
10/14/2007 1:01:25 PM | Research | 0 comments
Gold Nanorods Image Tumors
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that gold nanorods will align themselves in an ordered fashion on the surface of cancer cells, further intensifying the optical signal the nanorods produce and providing a unique optical signature for tumor cells.
10/8/2007 9:50:40 PM | Optics | 0 comments
Taming Tiny, Unruly Waves for Nano Optics
Nanoscale devices present a unique challenge to any optical technology — there’s just not enough room for light to travel in a straight line
10/7/2007 3:55:32 PM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Nanoparticle Could Help Detect Cancer and Other Diseases Early
The nanoparticles, thought to be completely nontoxic, could someday be used as a simple, all-purpose diagnostic tool to detect the earliest stages of any disease that involves chronic inflammation, including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, and arthritis.
9/16/2007 10:30:30 PM | Research | 0 comments
Drawing Nanoscale Features the Fast and Easy Way
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new technique for nanolithography that is extremely fast and capable of being used in a range of environments including air (outside a vacuum) and liquids
8/26/2007 3:12:07 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Nanotube Formation: Researchers Learn to Control Dimensions of Inorganic Metal Oxide Nanotubes
Moving beyond carbon nanotubes, researchers are developing insights into a remarkable class of tubular nanomaterials that can be produced in water with a high degree of control over their diameter and length.
8/20/2007 9:35:15 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Nanoparticle Could Help Detect Many Diseases Early
Georgia Tech and Emory University researchers first to image hydrogen peroxide in animals
7/25/2007 6:06:32 PM | Research | 0 comments
Scientists Discover New Way to Study Nanostructures
The findings, which may be used to identify and characterize structural and mechanical properties of nanoparticles, including materials of biological interest, appear online in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
5/26/2007 3:00:04 PM | Quantum dots | 0 comments
Quantum Dots Reach Clinical Lab
Bioconjugated quantum dots – luminescent nanoparticles linked to biological molecules – have shown great promise as tools for disease diagnosis and treatment, but their medical use has been limited by the lack of specific instructions for clinicians.
5/5/2007 1:10:49 PM | Research | 0 comments
Platinum Nanocrystals Boost Catalytic Activity
New form of catalytic metal could improve hydrogen production
4/30/2007 12:45:40 AM | Research | 0 comments
Nanoparticle Compatibility: New Nanocomposite Processing Technique Creates More Powerful Capacitors
A new technique for creating films of barium titanate (BaTiO3) nanoparticles in a polymer matrix could allow fabrication of improved capacitors able to store twice as much energy as conventional devices.
4/28/2007 6:57:50 PM | Research | 0 comments
Water flows like molasses on the nanoscale
Determining the properties of water on the nanoscale may prove important for biological and pharmaceutical research as well as nanotechnology.
4/13/2007 12:30:11 AM | Energy | 0 comments
3D Solar Cells Boost Efficiency, Reduce Size
New design uses “nano-Manhattan” carbon nanotube towers
4/6/2007 12:53:53 AM | Energy | 0 comments
Powering Nanodevices: Nanogenerator provides continuous power by harvesting energy from the environment
Researchers have demonstrated a prototype nanometer-scale generator that produces continuous direct-current electricity by harvesting mechanical energy from such environmental sources as ultrasonic waves, mechanical vibration or blood flow.
3/31/2007 6:56:53 PM | Research | 0 comments
Absorbing Molecules Produce 65-Nanometer Patterns
Two-photon asborbing molecules fabricate 3D polymer line structures
3/4/2007 1:35:24 AM | Electronics | 0 comments
Nano-Piezotronics: Researchers create a new class of electronic components by bending zinc oxide nanowires
Researchers have taken advantage of the unique coupled semiconducting and piezoelectric properties of zinc oxide nanowires to create a new class of electronic components and devices that could provide the foundation for a broad range of new applications.
2/25/2007 9:27:32 AM | Research | 0 comments
Dual-modality Microbeads Identify Disease Biomarkers
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed an easier and faster method to detect disease biomarkers in liquid samples using highly porous, micron-sized, silica beads that contain optical and magnetic nanoparticles.
2/23/2007 7:32:35 PM | Research | 0 comments
Fluid Dynamics Works on Nanoscale in Real World
In 2000, Georgia Tech researchers showed that fluid dynamics theory could be modified to work on the nanoscale, albeit in a vacuum. Now, seven years later they've shown that it can be modified to work in the real world, too – that is, outside of a vacuum.
2/10/2007 3:38:51 PM | Research | 0 comments
Scientists Find Why Conductance of Nanowires Vary
A Georgia Tech physics group has discovered how and why the electrical conductance of metal nanowires changes as their length varies.
1/16/2007 11:51:58 PM | Research | 0 comments
Physicists Discover Structures of Gold Nanoclusters
Using different experimental techniques, two separate and independent research groups in collaboration with a team from the Center for Computational Materials Science (CCMS) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, have unveiled the size-dependent evolution of structural and electronic structural motifs of gold nanoclusters ranging in size from 11 to 24 atoms.
12/19/2006 1:13:39 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Industrial Nanomaterials Appear Vulnerable to Dispersal in Natural Environment
Laboratory experiments with a type of nanomaterial that has great promise for industrial use show significant potential for dispersal in aquatic environments – especially when natural organic materials are present.
12/12/2006 9:05:51 PM | Research | 0 comments
Replication of Butterfly Wing Scales Provides New Technique for Producing Complex Photonic Structures
By replicating the complex micron- and nanometer-scale photonic structures that help give butterfly wings their color, researchers have demonstrated a new technique that uses biotemplates for fabricating nanoscale structures that could serve as optical waveguides, optical splitters and other building blocks of photonic integrated circuits.
12/7/2006 2:16:43 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Scientists learning to create nanomaterials based on micro-algae patterns
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a technique to study how unicellular micro-algae, known as diatoms, create their complex cell walls. Researchers hope to learn how diatoms assemble these nanometer-patterned, intricate micro-architectures to find better methods for creating nanomaterials in the laboratory.
10/24/2006 10:41:14 AM | Research | 0 comments
Mimicking Nature Creates Self-Cleaning Coatings
Researchers are mimicking one of Nature’s best non-stick surfaces to help create more reliable electric transmission systems, photovoltaic arrays that retain their efficiency, MEMS structures unaffected by water and improved biocompatible surfaces able to prevent cells from adhering to implanted medical devices.
10/16/2006 7:55:27 PM | Grants | 0 comments
NIH grant award for partnership on a Nanomedicine Development Center that will focus on DNA damage repair
With up to $10 million in funding, the center will be Georgia Tech and Emory's third NIH-funded nanomedicine/nanotechnology center in less than two years
9/8/2006 7:07:54 PM | Research | 0 comments
Explosives at the Nanoscale
"World’s Smallest Controlled Heat Source" Helps Scientists Study and Improve Energetic Materials
8/27/2006 11:04:56 AM | Research | 0 comments
Dual-Mode Nanoscale Imaging Yields New Details of Cellular Events
To create drugs capable of targeting malignancies, scientists must first decode exactly how a cell or a group of cells communicates with other cells and reacts to a broad spectrum of complex biomolecules surrounding it.
8/19/2006 1:40:39 PM | Drug Delivery | 0 comments
Microfluidics Device Screens Cancer Drug Activation
To help drug developers find these so-called prodrugs, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a microfluidic reactor that screens large numbers of chemicals for their ability to be activated by the delivered enzyme.
8/19/2006 1:39:37 PM | Research | 0 comments
Mixing Nanostructures Yields New Approach to Rapid Bioassays
Using silica beads with nanoscale pores as a carrier for two other nanoscale materials, researchers at the Emory-Georgia Tech Nanotechnology Center for Personalized and Predictive Oncology, one of eight Centers for Cancer Nanotechnology funded by the National Cancer Institute, have created a powerful new tool for conducting rapid, high-throughput assays of biological function
8/8/2006 6:10:40 PM | Research | 0 comments
Researchers Find Controls to Gold Nanocatalysis
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have made a discovery that could allow scientists to exercise more control over the catalytic activity of gold nanoclusters
8/2/2006 5:35:07 PM | Optics | 0 comments
Optical Breakthrough Makes “Lab-on-a-Chip” Possible
Compact device can pack big sensing power on a chip
7/24/2006 11:47:48 PM | Research | 0 comments
Nano Probe May Open New Window Into Cell Behavior
Georgia Tech invention captures cell properties and biochemical signals in action
6/20/2006 5:05:37 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
Georgia Tech/IBM Team Demonstrates First 500 GHz Silicon-Germanium Transistors
"This work redefines the upper bounds of what is possible using silicon-germanium nanotechnology techniques."
6/7/2006 4:34:30 PM | Nanofabrication | 0 comments
New Nanofabrication Technique: Growing Nanostructures on Micro Cantilever Provides New Platform for Materials Discovery
Researchers have developed a new technique that could provide detailed information about the growth of carbon nanotubes and other nanometer-scale structures as they are being produced.
4/26/2006 11:45:47 PM | Research | 0 comments
Researchers Develop Detailed Design Rules for Nanoimprint Lithography Processing
Using a combination of experimental data and simulations, researchers have identified key parameters that predict the outcome of nanoimprint lithography, a fabrication technique that offers an alternative to traditional lithography in patterning integrated circuits and other small-scale structures into polymers.
4/22/2006 10:49:27 PM | Research | 0 comments
Researchers Develop Road Map for Nanopatterning
Key parameters predict the outcome of nanoimprint lithography
4/14/2006 4:46:09 PM | Electronics | 0 comments
Graphite-based circuitry may be foundation for devices that handle electrons as waves
A study of how electrons behave in circuitry made from ultrathin layers of graphite – known as graphene – suggests the material could provide the foundation for a new generation of nanometer scale devices that manipulate electrons as waves – much like photonic systems control light waves.
4/14/2006 4:39:20 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Nanogenerators convert mechanical energy to electricity for self-powered devices
Could allow new family of battery-free devices
4/13/2006 7:54:46 PM | Research | 0 comments
Nanogenerators May Spark Miniature Machines
Devices convert simple motion into electricity
4/5/2006 3:52:19 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
New Shapes of Nano Gold Yield Improved Properties for Cancer Imaging and Therapy
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), who had previously shown that gold nanoparticles have potential in noninvasive cancer treatment and imaging, have found an even more effective and safer way to detect and kill cancer cells
3/29/2006 10:21:22 PM | Drug Delivery | 0 comments
New Polymer Shows Promise for Drug Delivery
Biodegradable polyketals have advantages for intracellular delivery and sustained release
3/15/2006 11:31:53 PM | Research | 0 comments
Nanometer-Scale Magnetic Particles Facilitate Separations in “One-Pot” Multi-Step Reaction Processes
Using the unique properties of new nanometer-scale magnetic particles, researchers have for the first time separated for reuse two different catalysts from a multi-step chemical reaction done in a single vessel.
3/14/2006 3:39:46 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Gold Nanorods May Make Safer Cancer Treatment
Nanorods Show Benefits Over Nanospheres in Noninvasive Cancer Treatment
3/14/2006 3:38:42 PM | Research | 0 comments
Researchers develop foundation for circuitry and devices based on graphite
Graphite, the material that gives pencils their marking ability, could be the basis for a new class of nanometer-scale electronic devices that have the attractive properties of carbon nanotubes – but could be produced using established microelectronics manufacturing techniques.
3/11/2006 10:53:33 AM | Electronics | 0 comments
GA Tech develops ultra-efficient embedded architectures based on probabilistic technology
As traditional CMOS semiconductor technology approaches the nanoscale, coping with noise and energy savings are increasingly important.
2/28/2006 1:44:02 AM | Education | 0 comments
Programs Focus on Work Force for Nanotechnology
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network educates teachers, students and the general public
2/13/2006 4:02:28 PM | Research | 0 comments
Reversible Microlenses to Speed Chemical Detection
Scientists at Georgia Tech have created technology capable of detecting trace amounts of biological or chemical agents in a matter of seconds, much faster than traditional methods, which can take hours or up to a day.
2/9/2006 5:37:58 PM | Research | 0 comments
New Device Revolutionizes Nano Imaging
Much faster technology allows AFM to capture nano movies, create material properties images
12/13/2005 12:22:28 AM | Research | 0 comments
Nanoengineered Silicon-Germanium Improves Chips
Research is focused on silicon-germanium (SiGe) integrated circuit technology, which can provide cost savings, compact size and improved efficiency in the same way that advances in silicon technology have made consumer electronics smaller and less expensive.
12/13/2005 12:20:52 AM | Events | 0 comments
Nano@Tech Volunteer Group Meeting - Georgia Institute of Technology
“Bioresponsive Materials from Microgels and Nanogels".
12/12/2005 6:41:45 AM | Research | 0 comments
Physicists demonstrate storage and retrieval of single photons between remote memories
Quantum memory
10/28/2005 5:01:05 PM | Research | 0 comments
Study Produces Road Map for Nanomanufacturing
Systematic study of cadmium selenide nanostructure growth guides future efforts
9/2/2005 3:21:48 PM | Research | 0 comments
Controlling Nanoparticle Size: Researchers Find New Mechanism Governing Particle Growth in Nanocomposites
Because the properties of nanoparticles depend so closely on their size, size distribution and morphology, techniques for controlling the growth of these tiny structures is of great interest to materials researchers today.
9/2/2005 3:13:02 PM | Events | 0 comments
Workshop to Focus on NanoBiomaterials Derived from Lignocellulosics
The roadmap will leverage this nation's position of leadership in nanotechnology with its preeminent renewable forest resources to develop a research roadmap that will contribute to the development of innovative value- added nanocomposites.
8/5/2005 5:18:44 PM | Research | 0 comments
Quantum cascade laser Key to Handheld Gas and Liquid Sensors
Ga Tech developing instant-response trace sensors
6/6/2005 10:42:13 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Researchers demonstrate use of gold nanoparticles for cancer detection
Binding gold nanoparticles to a specific antibody for cancer cells could make cancer detection much easier, say medical researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and Georgia Institute of Technology.
6/6/2005 10:31:15 PM | Industry | 0 comments
Who’s Creative in Genetics & Nanotechnology?
Survey Seeks Top Scientists for a Study of Research Innovation
5/24/2005 11:28:05 AM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Like The Famous Doughboy, Nanotubes Give When You Poke Them
Smaller, faster computers, bullet proof t-shirts and itty-bitty robots, such are the promises of nanotechnology and the cylinder-shaped collection of carbon molecules known as nanotubes.
5/13/2005 10:25:56 AM | Research | 0 comments
Gold Nanoparticles May Simplify Cancer Detection
Binding gold nanoparticles to a specific antibody for cancer cells could make cancer detection much easier, suggests research at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of California at San Francisco.
4/29/2005 8:06:01 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Tech/Emory Get $11.5 M for Nano Cardiology Research
Despite the fact that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, there is a lack of understanding of the fundamental molecular biology behind the disease and how certain genetic factors contribute to plaque build-up in blood vessels.
3/21/2005 7:06:41 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Fate of Nano Waste: Researchers Study How to Make Nanomaterial Industry Environmentally Sustainable
Research into making the emerging nanomaterial industry environmentally sustainable is showing promise in a preliminary engineering study conducted at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Rice University.
2/18/2005 1:12:22 PM | Software | 0 comments
Computer Sims Vital Tools in Exploring Nanoworld
This practice of partnering computer simulations with real-world experiments is becoming more vital as scientists delve deeper into realms where the actors are measured on the nanoscale,
2/14/2005 11:42:19 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Scientists Unlock Secrets Behind Nanotube Formation
Nanotubes are ubiquitous in the world of science. Although several methods for making them exist, little is known about how these techniques physically produce the hollow fibers of carbon molecules known as nanotubes, that is until now.
2/11/2005 12:01:13 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Evidence of Charging of Nanocatalysts Found
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Technical University Munich have discovered evidence of a phenomenon that may lead to drastically lowering the cost of manufacturing of materials from plastics to fertilizers.
12/14/2004 1:11:52 AM | Research | 0 comments
Nanotech center is in limbo
2003 Tech pledge has not yet materialized
12/7/2004 5:36:35 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Georgia Tech & Emory University Researchers Win NIH Grant for New Imaging Techniques Based on Metallic Nanoclusters
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University has won a four-year $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop novel in-vivo cellular imaging techniques based on quantum dots made of silver or gold atoms.
10/13/2004 11:35:24 AM | Research | 0 comments
Emory/Tech Awarded $10M Cancer Nanotechnology Grant
To establish a multidisciplinary research program in cancer nanotechnology and to develop a new class of nanoparticles for molecular and cellular imaging.
7/16/2004 12:01:00 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Materials on the nanoscale may sometimes be subject to the same physical rules as their macro-world counterparts
Is Small Different? Not Necessarily Say Georgia Tech Researchers

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