Nanoscience News


Butterfly Wings Inspire Light-Manipulating Surface for Medical Implants

Nanoscale structures based on ones found in nature make eye implants more effective and last longer​


Breakthrough in Optical Frequency Synthesizer Using Integrated Photonics

In a project funded by DARPA, researchers from NIST, UCSB  and  Caltech have made a remarkable breakthrough in optical frequency synthesizers.


Glowing Contact Lens Could Prevent A Leading Cause of Blindness

Worn during sleep, the lens interrupts the process that destroys cells of the retina.


Asimow Group Breaks New Ground on Quasicrystal Synthesis

Paul Asimow and his research group examine the properties of exotic solids known as quasicrystals via high-impact shock recovery experiments.​


Breakthrough Made in Atomically Thin Magnets

Cornell researchers have become the first to control atomically thin magnets with an electric field.​


Majorana Trilogy Completed

Scientists provide a complete toolbox for the final proof of Majorana existence, paving the way towards Majorana quantum bits.​


Drawing Inspiration from Plants and Animals to Restore Tissue

Nanofiber dressings heal wounds, promote regeneration.​


In Field Tests, Device Harvests Water from Desert Air

MIT-developed system could provide drinking water even in extremely arid locations.​


Novel Semiconductor-Superconductor Structure Features Versatile Gallium Nitride

Applications could include ultrafast wireless communications, high-voltage switches and high-intensity lighting and photonics.​


Towards a Better Catalyst

Platform optimizes the design of new, tunable catalytic systems.​