Nanoscience

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Nanoscale research projects are underway across the Yale campus, engaging engineers, medical professionals, biologists, chemists and computer scientists. These researchers are brought together in collaboration through the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering, an initiative that’s dedicated to developing these collaborations and significantly advancing the technology, particularly in the core areas of electronics, photonics, biomedical technology, nanoparticle synthesis, interfacial chemistry and quantum engineering. Working together, Yale researchers are developing advanced lab-on-a-chip technologies for portable medical care, including a tiny spectrometer; they are building the next generation of solar cells using carbon nanotube films; and they are targeting cancerous tumors with drug-loaded nanogels.