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Nanotechnology in Illinois - companies, research, and degree programs

Illinois has a burgeoning research and commercial nanotechnology environment. The University of Illinois and Northwestern University with its International Institute for Nanotechnolog have large and well-respected nanotechnology research programs. Currently, there are 29 companies in Illinois involved in nanotechnology-related business activities. In addition, there are 39 nanotechnology and nanoscience-related research and community organizations in Illinois.

Mar 4th, 2013

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Development of a switchable mirror sheet using a new gasochromic method

A newly developed switchable mirror sheet uses new gasochromic switching that is completely different from conventional gasochromic switching methods. It can control the reflection of visible to near-infrared light at a switching speed about 20 times faster than that of conventional electrochromic switchable glass.

Mar 4th, 2013

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Nano-sensors for listening to the 'conversation' of bacteria

Scientists are developing an ambitious research project, known as 'Plasmaquo', aimed at developing a sensor which enables detecting the molecules that are released by bacteria to communicate with each other and, thus, understanding their paths of communication.

Mar 4th, 2013

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