Nanoscience

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    Forensic science comes to Vanderbilt

    Vanderbilt scientists have teamed up with the Italian Scientific Police to apply nanoscience techniques to improve the accuracy of forensic investigations. Read More

    Nov. 13, 2017

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    VINSE announces new facilities open house Oct. 24

    The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) announces an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Core Facilities Oct. 24. Read More

    Sep. 28, 2017

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    Tellinghuisen receives nanoscience center’s Distinguished Service Award

    Pat Tellinghuisen, program director of Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science, is this year’s recipient of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's Distinguished Service Award. Read More

    Sep. 21, 2017

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    Multitasking monolayers

    Scientists have discovered a natural process that makes patterned monolayers suitable for creating a wide variety of novel materials with dual optical, magnetic, catalytic or sensing capabilities. Read More

    Jul. 21, 2017

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    Nanoscale optical switch breaks miniaturization barrier

    An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles. Read More

    Mar. 13, 2014

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    New faculty: Rizia Bardhan finds solutions at the nanoscale

    Rizia Bardhan (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) Rizia Bardhan has a large picture of Mahatma Gandhi in her office. “Gandhi has always been very special to me,” she said. “We share the same birthday. He exemplifies the power of perseverance.” Perseverance has carried the new assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular… Read More

    Dec. 11, 2012

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    Director of German nanosciences institute is NanoDay! keynote speaker

    Oliver Schmidt, director of the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research in Dresden, Germany, is the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Forum Oct. 24 at Vanderbilt University. The Forum and NanoDay! activities are sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE) and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Materials Science. Read More

    Oct. 16, 2012

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    Quantum dots brighten the future of lighting

    Vanderbilt researchers have boosted the efficiency of a novel source of white light called quantum dots more than tenfold, making them of potential interest for commercial applications. Read More

    May. 8, 2012

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    High school students turn blackberries into solar cells

    VINSE is starting new high school field trip program where they will have students create a solar cell out of blackberries and raspberries. Read More

    Mar. 21, 2012

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    Barrier to faster graphene devices identified and suppressed

    Vanderbilt physicists report that they have nailed down the source of the interference inhibiting the rapid flow of electrons through graphene-based devices and found a way to suppress it. Read More

    Mar. 13, 2012

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    VINSE engineers and researchers explore possibilities on the nanoscale

    Ben Schmidt, research associate in chemical and biomolecular engineering, measures thin film thickness using VINSE’s profilometer. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt University) There is much to celebrate, including the fact that in the past decade, VINSE has attracted more than $75 million in federal funding for nanoscience research, says… Read More

    Dec. 15, 2011

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    Yaqiong Xu receives NSF career development award

    Electrical engineer and physicist Yaqiong Xu has received a prestigious career development award to study a new class of molecules called nanobiohybrids. Read More

    Oct. 25, 2011

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    Stamping out low cost nanodevices

    A team of Vanderbilt engineers have developed a rapid and low-cost imprinting process that can stamp out a variety of devices that have unique optical, electrical, chemical and mechanical properties. Read More

    May. 31, 2011

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    Prof. Rosenthal goes to Washington

    Representative Phil Roe (R-TN) chatting with Prof. Sandra Rosenthal, front, graduate student Scott Niezgoda and Christina West, assistant vice chancellor of federal relations, in Washington D.C. at the 17th annual CNSF Exhibition & Reception. (David Scavone) Last Wednesday, Sandra Rosenthal and Scott Niezgoda accepted the invitation… Read More

    May. 13, 2011

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    Nanotechnologists take lessons from nature

    Accepting and understanding natural variability is the key for engineers seeking to make nanoscale devices that are as efficient as living microorganisms. Read More

    Apr. 28, 2011