SMART develops analytical tools to enable next-generation agriculture

Engineered plant nanosensors and portable Raman spectroscopy will help enable sustainable practices in traditional and urban agriculture.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
March 1, 2021 ~9 min

Engineering the boundary between 2D and 3D materials

Cutting-edge microscope helps reveal ways to control the electronic properties of atomically thin materials.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 26, 2021 ~8 min

Researchers improve efficiency of next-generation solar cell material

Reducing internal losses could pave the way to low-cost perovskite-based photovoltaics that match silicon cells’ output.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 24, 2021 ~9 min

Faster tracking of treatment responses

Biological sensors developed by MIT spinout Glympse Bio could help clinicians make decisions for individual patients.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 2, 2021 ~7 min

Physicists create tunable superconductivity in twisted graphene “nanosandwich”

Structure may reveal conditions needed for high-temperature superconductivity.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 1, 2021 ~8 min

Researchers construct molecular nanofibers that are stronger than steel

Self-assembly of Kevlar-inspired molecules leads to structures with robust properties, offering new materials for solid-state applications.

Steve Nadis | Department of Materials Science and Engineering • mit
Jan. 25, 2021 ~6 min

Boosting the efficiency of carbon capture and conversion systems

New design could speed reaction rates in electrochemical systems for pulling carbon out of power plant emissions.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 25, 2021 ~6 min

MIT.nano’s Immersion Lab opens for researchers and students

Facility within MIT.nano offers equipment and capabilities for visualizing data, creating immersive environments.

MIT.nano • mit
Jan. 11, 2021 ~10 min

SMART researchers engineer a plant-based sensor to monitor arsenic levels in soil

Nanoscale devices integrated into the leaves of living plants can detect the toxic heavy metal in real time.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Dec. 13, 2020 ~9 min

Researchers find a better way to design metal alloys

System uses machine learning to analyze boundaries between crystal grains, allowing for selection of desired properties in a new metal.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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