Nanotechnology

Blue and Green LEDs

Full-color nano-LEDs for better, longer lasting LED performance

Research led by Prof. Zetian Mi to advance LEDs for high-efficiency, high-performance displays is recognized with the Distinguished Paper Award from the Society for Information Display.|Short Read
Overhead shot of people milling around the poster session

7th Annual LNF Symposium brings together industry, academia for a celebration of nanoscale research

ECE professors and students were key members of this year’s event and took away top prizes for the poster competition. |Short Read
Scientist in the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility uses a computer inside of a clean room

Beyond Moore’s Law: taking transistor arrays into the third dimension

Thin film transistors stacked on top of a state-of-the-art silicon chip could help shrink electronics while improving performance.|Medium Read
3D render of molecular structures

Nanoparticle-based, bio-inspired catalyst could help make more efficient reactions affordable

Chemical processes usually give us both mirror image versions of a molecule when we want only one.|Medium Read
Jamie Phillips

Jamie Phillips named Director of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility

Phillips - who specializes in optoelectronic devices for next generation infrared detectors, solar cells, and thin film electronics - shares his goals for the 13,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art cleanroom facility. |Medium Read
Linxiao Zhu, ME Research Fellow, unveils a device that enables cooling via heat transfer. Photo: Joseph Xu

Toward molecular computers: First measurement of single-molecule heat transfer

If Moore's law's endgame is really computer components made from single molecules, we're going to need to know how to cool them.|Medium Read
An electron microscope image

U-M receives $6.25M to study heat-to-electricity conversion and cooling with LEDs

Michigan Engineering is leading four other universities in Department of Defense-funded research.|Medium Read
Linxiao Zhu, ME Research Fellow, unveils a device that enables cooling via heat transfer. Photo: Joseph Xu

Running an LED in reverse could cool future computers

Harnessing heat flow at the nanoscale while suppressing thermal radiation from the LED enables a new approach to light-based cooling.|Short Read
Two stacked rings made from pairs of oppositely “supercharged” green fluorescent proteins (GFPs). Colors correspond to the actual fluorescence wavelength of the GFP molecules; the ribbons are derived from the structural model validated by observing cryogenically frozen proteins with an electron microscope. Image: Jens Glaser, Glotzer Group, Michigan Engineering, and Yi Zhou, UT Austin Department of Molecular Biosciences (background).

Toward protein nanomachines: just add charge

Added electrical charges can harness a protein’s shape and chemical properties to build interesting structures.|Medium Read
This image from Tomviz 1.0 depicts a hyperbranched particle with complex nanostructure.

An upgrade for open-source, 3-D nanoscale imaging software

Tomviz 1.5 dramatically reduces the time it takes to create a 3-D visualization.|Short Read
Gecko foot seen from underneath

Nanofiber carpet could mimic gecko feet, polar bear fur

A new technique that mimics biological nanofiber arrays can grow chain-like molecules into 3D nanostructures. |Medium Read
Zetian Mi

Photosynthesis and Clean Energy

Prof. Zetian Mi talks about a new way to create energy from the sun - borrowing from the idea of photosynthesis.|Short Read