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INST Highlights
  • New: Selected PhD candidates for August 2016 session (Click here)  Walk in interview for admission of Ph.D program: Date 2nd July 2016 (Click here)  New Publication: Graphene/Nanoporous-Silica Heterostructure based Hydrophobic Antireflective Coating in Materials Today Communications Inhalation drug delivery devices: technology update (Read More)
INST News & Events
  • New: Selected PhD candidates for August 2016 session (Click here)
  • Walk in interview for admission of Ph.D program: Date 2nd July 2016 (Click here)
  • INST research scholar, Mr. Munish Shorie has received the best poster award at Bangalore India Nano on 4 March 2016
  • Young Scientist Award to Dr Menaka Jha given by Chemical Res Soc of IndIa(CRSI) Feb 7 2016
  • 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
  • Researchers unleash graphene 'tiger' for more efficient optoelectronics

    In traditional light-harvesting methods, energy from one photon only excites one electron or none depending on the absorber's energy gap, transferring just a small portion of light energy into electricity. The remaining energy is lost as heat. But in a paper released May 13 in Science Advances, Wu, UW associate professor Xiaodong Xu and colleagues at four other institutions describe one promising approach to coax photons into stimulating multiple electrons. Their method exploits some surprising quantum-level interactions to give one photon multiple potential electron partners. Read more click here.

  • Physicists measure van der Waals forces of individual atoms for the first time

    Physicists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute and the University of Basel have succeeded in measuring the very weak van der Waals forces between individual atoms for the first time. To do this, they fixed individual noble gas atoms within a molecular network and determined the interactions with a single xenon atom that they had positioned at the tip of an atomic force microscope. As expected, the forces varied according to the distance between the two atoms; but, in some cases, the forces were several times larger than theoretically calculated. These findings are reported by the international team of researchers in Nature Communications. Read more click here.

  • Tiny nanostructures promise big impact on high-speed low-power optical devices

    With new technology getting smaller and smaller, requiring greater energy support with more options, University of Cincinnati physics research points to new robust electrical potential using quantum nanowire structures. Read more click here.

  • Microwaved nanoribbons may bolster oil and gas wells

    Wellbores drilled to extract oil and gas can be dramatically reinforced with a small amount of modified graphene nanoribbons added to a polymer and microwaved, according to Rice University researchers. Read more click here.

  • Performing cellular surgery with a laser-powered nanoblade

    To study certain aspects of cells, researchers need the ability to take the innards out, manipulate them, and put them back. Options for this kind of work are limited, but researchers reporting May 10 in Cell Metabolism describe a "nanoblade" that can slice through a cell's membrane to insert mitochondria. The researchers have previously used this technology to transfer other materials between cells and hope to commercialize the nanoblade for wider use in bioengineering. Read more click here.