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- INST celebrated Swami Vivekananda Birth Anniversary on 19th Jan. 2017
- Ms. Prabhjot Kaur, Ph.D scholar has received best poster award at ISMC 2016 symposium, BARC
Cell-tracking agents get a boost
Rice University researchers have synthesized a new and greatly improved generation of contrast agents for tagging and real-time tracking of stem cells in the body. The agent combines ultrashort carbon nanotubes and bismuth clusters that show up on X-rays taken with computed tomography (CT) scanners. The stable compound performs more than eight times better than the first-generation material introduced in 2013, according to the researchers. Read more click here.
Boron atoms stretch out, gain new powers
Hold on, there, graphene. You might think you're the most interesting new nanomaterial of the century, but boron might already have you beat, according to scientists at Rice University. A Rice team that simulated one-dimensional forms of boron—both two-atom-wide ribbons and single-atom chains—found they possess unique properties. The new findings appear this week in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Read more click here.
Researchers build carbon nanotube transistors that outperform those made with silicon
A team of researchers at Peking University has built a carbon nanotube-based working transistor and report that it outperformed larger transistors made with silicon. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes how they built the transistor, how it performed and the challenges that still remain before such transistors can be mass produced. Read more click here.
Graphene's sleeping superconductivity awakens
Researchers have found a way to trigger the innate, but previously hidden, ability of graphene to act as a superconductor - meaning that it can be made to carry an electrical current with zero resistance. The finding, reported in Nature Communications, further enhances the potential of graphene, which is already widely seen as a material that could revolutionise industries such as healthcare and electronics. Read more click here.
New method to diagnose cancer
An international group of scientists has created a new approach to the diagnostics of breast cancer with the help of nanoparticles of porous silicone. A relatively new term for modern science, nanoteranostics is a conjunction of nanoscale diagnostics and therapeutic methods. One of the prospective methods of nanoteranostics is using nanoparticles of porous silicone for the detection of damaged cells. Read more click here.