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INST Highlights
  • आइ.एन.एस.टी हिन्दी पखवाडा, 14-28 सितंबर New Publication: Inhalable microspheres with hierarchical pore size for tuning the release of biotherapeutics in lungs in Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (Read More) Comparative Study of TiO2/CuS Core/Shell and Composite Nanostructures for Efficient Visible-Light Photocatalysis in ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng.
INST News & Events
  • नारनौल: प्रो.गांगुली ने दी विज्ञान की विस्तृत जानकारी (विस्तार सें)
  • आइ.एन.एस.टी मोहाली में हिन्दी पखवाडा, 14-28 सितंबर, मनाया जा रहा है!
  • Ashmeet Singh, PhD Student, bagged the best poster award in the 1st National Workshop on Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques, held at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 13th Aug. 2016
  • INST organized 2nd CRIKC Nanoscience day on 8th Aug. 2016 (Photos here)
  • INST celebrated Independence day 2016 (Photos here)
  • Interview of Prof. Ganguli at All India Radio Station, Chandigarh on the topic "Nano Prodyogiki-Naye Kadam" (Click Here)
Nanotechnology, the manipulation of matter at the atomic and molecular scale to create materials with remarkably varied and new properties, is a rapidly expanding area of research with huge potential to revolutionize our lives and to provide technological solutions to our problems in agriculture, energy, the environment and medicine. In order to fully realize this potential, we need to be able to control the synthesis of nanoparticles, the construction of nano-devices, and the characterization of materials on the nanoscale and to understand the effects of these things on environment and health. INST will bring together chemists, physicists and materials scientists at the forefront of the science of making and characterizing materials at the nanoscale, with biologists and biochemists applying these discoveries in the agricultural, medical, biological sphere. It brings together research-active basic and applied scientists from different backgrounds in an intimate atmosphere to learn about the needs and scientific advances in their respective fields and to build interactions and collaborations.
Nano News
  • For first time, carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon

    University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have created carbon nanotube transistors that outperform state-of-the-art silicon transistors. Led by Michael Arnold and Padma Gopalan, UW-Madison professors of materials science and engineering, the team's carbon nanotube transistors achieved current that's 1.9 times higher than silicon transistors. Read more click here.

  • Location matters in the self-assembly of nanoclusters

    Scientists at Iowa State University have developed a new formulation that helps to explain the self-assembly of atoms into nanoclusters and to advance the scientific understanding of related nanotechnologies. Their research offers a theoretical framework to explain the relationship between the distribution of "capture zones," the regions that surround the nanoscale "islands" formed by deposition on surfaces, and the underlying nucleation or formation process. Read more click here.

  • Nanotechnology supports treatment of malignant melanoma

    Changes in the genetic make-up of tissue samples can be detected quickly and easily using a new method based on nanotechnology. This report researchers from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute, the University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel in first clinical tests with genetic mutations in patients with malignant melanoma. The journal Nano Letters has published the study. Read more click here.

  • Researchers develop method to speed up detection of infectious diseases, cancer

    A team of UCLA researchers has found a way to speed and simplify the detection of proteins in blood and plasma opening up the potential for diagnosing the early presence of infectious diseases or cancer during a doctor's office visit. The new test takes about 10 minutes as opposed to two to four hours for current state-of-the-art tests. Read more click here.

  • Dirty to drinkable: Engineers develop novel hybrid nanomaterials to transform water

    Graphene oxide has been hailed as a veritable wonder material; when incorporated into nanocellulose foam, the lab-created substance is light, strong and flexible, conducting heat and electricity quickly and efficiently. Now, a team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water, and it could be a global game-changer. Read more click here.