BGU’s expertise in nanoscience is advancing water desalination, drug delivery, alternative energy, computing, and homeland security.
Manipulating the tiniest building blocks of the material world – atoms – BGU scientists are developing new materials to convert light and heat into electrical energy, and to produce lightweight cars and planes of unprecedented strength. Bulky night vision goggles are being transformed into lightweight eyeglasses. Researchers are developing incredibly small transistors to power computers, membranes for desalinating water, and nanostructures that can deliver targeted drugs to diseased cells. Read more about the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (IKI).
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Molecular Tweezers Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Researchers at BGU have come up with a new application for “molecular tweezers” that target potent biofilm inhibitors and antibacterial agents.
New Nanochip Shows How Immune System Handles Cancer
Researchers at BGU used nanotechnology to create a microchip that is clarifying how the immune system identifies and copes with cancer.
New Interferometer May Shed Light on Quantum Gravity
A BGU-led team combined two famous physics experiments and atom-chip technology to build a magnet-based interferometer to explore quantum gravity.