INST Highlights
  • Walk-in interview for Project Assistant in Development of Versatile, Multifunctional and Adaptable Peptide Nanofiber Scaffolds with Potential for Promoting Neuritogenesis in Brain Injury on 07.02.2017 (Click Here) New Publication by Nanostructured Devices Group: First experimental evidence of Abraham radiation pressure on GO surface Read more in Scientific reports
INST News & Events
  • INST celebrated Republic Day on 26th Jan 2017
  • List of selected candidates for Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship- FEBRUARY 2017 session (Click Here)
  • 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
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
  • 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.