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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A New Gauze That Stops Bleeding in Minutes
Based on BGU research, the ultra-absorbent WoundClot gauze could save lives in battle and in the home.
New Biomaterial Impedes Bacteria on Metal Surfaces
The anti-adhesive coating could be used on medical implants, surgical equipment and even on ships and bridges.
BGU Researchers Create World’s Smallest Diode
A DNA molecule replaces silicon as the primary building block for nanoscale electronic circuits.