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

Sensing the body at all scales

Applications and challenges of sensing technology have been accelerated by Covid-19.

Becky Ham | MIT.nano • mit
Dec. 1, 2020 ~6 min

MIT.nano Immersion Lab Gaming Program awards 2020 seed grants

NCSOFT-sponsored grants to advance hardware and software for immersive experiences.

MIT.nano • mit
Nov. 17, 2020 ~9 min

Turning diamond into metal

Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain in a new theoretical model.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

Nanoparticles can turn off genes in bone marrow cells

Using these new particles, researchers could develop treatments for heart disease and other conditions.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 5, 2020 ~8 min

New Semilab SE-2000 Spectroscopic Ellipsometer at MIT.nano

Instrument can provide information on various properties of thin films via a combination of optical characterization and modeling.

MIT.nano • mit
Sept. 25, 2020 ~3 min

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