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From the left, an array of dots becomes ball-and-stick molecular models. Next are electron microscope images of nanostructured particles and on the right, a lifelike network of filaments. A wavy surface traced out by a grid overlays the sequence of images.

Sep 8, 2023

Largest U.S. investment in particle self-assembly seeks to deliver on nanotechnology’s promise

Media Contact: Katherine McAlpine, 734-647-7087, With applications in transportation, energy, health care and more, the center includes African universities and creates opportunities for overlooked… 

photo shows flames in front of a black backdrop

Aug 15, 2023

Nanoscale material offers new way to control fire

A molecule-thin protective layer controls how flame’s heat interacts with the underlying material. 

Jun 29, 2023

Nanotechnology breakthrough could support future, critical health-tracking tools

Researchers at the Wilson College of Textiles develop sensors and probes using nanomaterials far smaller than a strand of human hair. 

Researchers in full coverage lab gear work on nanofabrication.

Aug 17, 2022

NC State and Purdue researchers receive funding for semiconductor center proposal

A proposed research center based at NC State and Purdue would help integrate new materials into the electronic industry, meeting a critical need in the United States for advanced, domestically produced semiconductor devices.    

researcher in an RTNN lab

Oct 24, 2019

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. 

The Coursera offering allows users remote access to facilities at NC State and Duke University.

Sep 19, 2017

Nurturing the nanotech maker in us all

New free online course teaches anyone how to make and examine materials on a molecular scale. 

Dec 18, 2015

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.” 

Sep 16, 2015

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. 

Jul 14, 2015

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.