Northwestern University was established in 1851 in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern University has over 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students with an endowment that exceeds $8 billion dollars. It is a private institution noted for its Feinberg School of Medicine, The Technological Institute, Ford Engineering Design Center and the Dearborn Observatory. In 2008, Northwestern opened a campus in Qatar. Northwestern University is most noted for its Institute for Complex Systems, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, Materials Research Center, and the Center for Catalysts and Surface Science.
Researchers develop new way to oxidize graphene: A step toward better electronics
Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new method for chemically altering graphene, a development that could be a step toward the creation of faster, thinner, flexible electronics.
New technology improves both energy capacity and charge rate in rechargeable batteries
Imagine a cellphone battery that stayed charged for more than a week and recharged in just 15 minutes. That dream battery could be closer to reality thanks to Northwestern University research.
New generation of superlattice cameras add more 'color' to night vision
Recent breakthroughs have enabled scientists from the Northwestern University's Center for Quantum Devices to build cameras that can see more than one optical waveband or "color" in the dark. The semiconducting material used ...
Researchers propose new method for achieving nonlinear optical effects
Picture two light beams intersecting one another in space. When the beams touch one another, does the light bend? Reflect? Combine into a single beam?
New approach can control large complex networks, from cells to power grids
As the world becomes increasingly connected, the need to ensure the proper functioning of its many underlying networks—such as the Internet, power grids, global air transportation and ecological networks—also is increasing. ...
Rewrite the textbooks: Findings challenge conventional wisdom of how neurons operate
(PhysOrg.com) -- Neurons are complicated, but the basic functional concept is that synapses transmit electrical signals to the dendrites and cell body (input), and axons carry signals away (output). In one of many surprise ...
Frustration inspires new form of graphene
They're the building block of graphite ultra-thin sheets of carbon, just one atom thick, whose discovery was lauded in 2010 with a Nobel Prize in Physics.
Android antiviral products easily evaded, study says
Think your antivirus product is keeping your Android safe? Think again. Northwestern University researchers, working with partners from North Carolina State University, tested 10 of the most popular antiviral products for ...
Single-cell transfection tool enables added control for biological studies
(Phys.org) —Northwestern University researchers have developed a new method for delivering molecules into single, targeted cells through temporary holes in the cell surface. The technique could find applications in drug ...
Porous crystals for natural gas storage
(PhysOrg.com) -- Porous crystals called metal-organic frameworks, with their nanoscopic pores and incredibly high surface areas, are excellent materials for natural gas storage. But with millions of different structures possible, ...