Research

Research in nanotechnology occurs in many disciplines of science; physics, chemistry and biology, and in engineering.

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In DIT, research is being carried out by staff members associated with individual schools and with research centres. Click on the links below for more information on these activities.

 

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Nanolab

Nanolab is an amalgamation of the Physics of Molecular Materials group and the Nanophysics and Surfaces group. The groups activities include:

  • the study of molecular materials such as fullerenes and carbon nanotubes
  • the toxicity of nanoscale materials
  • ab-initio DFT bandstructure calculations

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Materials Synthesis
and Analysis

The Materials Synthesis and Analysis groups activities involve:

  • development of metallo-derivatives of cyclodextrins for the chiral resolution of enantiomeric drug formulations
  • nanosized semiconductors as photovoltaics and thermistors
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Radiation and Environmental
Science Centre

The Radiation and Environmental Science Centre The groups activities include:

  • Ecotoxicology
  • Nanotoxicology
  • Biospectroscopy
  • Effects of ionising and non-ionising radiation on cells
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Centre for
Industrial and Engineering
Optics

The Center for Industrial and Engineering Optics. The groups activities include:

  • Holography and holographic materials
  • Non-destructive testing