• Nanofluidic Diode

    Micro- and Nano-fluidics is an emerging field of interest because of its potential to study and manipulate fluids, nanoparticles, ions and molecules in lab-on-a-chip devices. Electrokinetics, the use of DC and AC electric field to impart a force on the...

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  • Titin- the shock absorber of skeletal muscles

    Muscles have a hierarchical structure that spans several scales. A typical muscle is comprised from millions “contractile units”, sarcomeres, that are connected in series to form myofibrils which are in turn bundled into muscle fibers. The size of a single...

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  • Biorobotics and Biomechanics Lab

    Snake Robots

    By Barbara Frank and Amanda Jaffe-Katz One , a robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm; Two, a robot must obey the orders given it by human beingsexcept where...

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  • Granular Crystals

    Granular Shock Absorbers

    Granular crystals also known as nonlinear acoustic granular meta-materials are the assembly of discrete solid elements (rigid bodies) of various shapes arranged in a regular lattice structure (Figure 1). These elements are initially in contact and interact one with another...

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  • Microfluidic Technologies

    Microfluidic Technologies

    Dr. Moran Bercovici’s lab is developing novel lab-on-a-chip microfluidic technologies for applications ranging from medical diagnostics to defense against bioterrorism. From monitoring our drinking water, through genetic testing, and to cancer detection, biochemical and medical diagnostics have become an essential...

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  • Micro-swimmers

    Investigating the dynamics of swimming in viscous fluid

    In the Laboratory of Bio-Dynamics and Mechanics of Locomotion headed by Dr. Yizhar Or, we investigate the dynamic behavior of swimming microorganisms such as bacteria and sperm cells in various environments and conditions. The goal of the research is development...

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  • Micro- and Nanooptics Laboratory

    Spinning Light

    The spin Hall effect – the impact of the intrinsic spin on the particle trajectory, which produces transverse deflection of the particle – is a central tenet in the field of spintronics regarding particles of electrons. Now, its optical equivalent...

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  • Size matters in mechanics

    “Crystals are like people: it is the defects in them that make them interesting.” (Sir Frederick Charles Frank) Understanding mechanical properties on very small scales is important, not only for developing a fundamental understanding of plasticity, but also to provide...

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  • Carmrl Rotschild in the lab

    Solar powered laser for solar cells

    The Shockley Queisser limits the efficiency of single junction solar cells and sets the maximum efficiency for Silicon solar cells at about 30%. The limit is imposed because of two constraints. First, the energy a solar cell generates from each...

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  • Tethered Body

    Oscillations of Tethered Bodies as a Result of Fluid – Structure Interaction

    When tethered bodies are immersed in a flow, structural oscillations (Vortex Induced Vibrations, VIV) may occur as a result of the interaction between the fluid and the structure. These interactions are common in various applications including tethered ocean buoys, side-scan...

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  • pollen_M

    Pollen dispersal mechanisms by wind pollinated plants

    In the Environmental Multi-Phase Flow Laboratory headed by Dr. René van Hout, we study the entrainment, dispersal and capture of aerosols such as pollen. Efficient pollen entrainment and dispersal into the atmosphere is highly influenced by turbulence. Pollen grains released...

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  • Assaf Manor, Assistant Professor Carmel Rotschild and Nimrod Kruger at the lab.

    Photovoltaic Cells – 70% Efficiency

    New Technology Aims to Makes Photovoltaic Cells 70% More Effective Technion researchers have developed a technology that could improve the efficiency of photovoltaic cells by nearly 70 percent. The study was conducted at the Excitonics Lab, headed by Assistant Professor...

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  • Technion Researchers Create First “Water-Wave” Laser

    Technion researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that laser emissions can be created through the interaction of light and water waves. This “water-wave laser” could someday be used in tiny sensors that combine light waves, sound and water waves,...

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  • Mechanical metamaterials

    Mechanical metamaterials are engineered materials exhibiting properties not found in nature, which result from their architectured structure. A simple example is a metamaterial with negative Poisson constant, which reflects a medium that when stretched in one direction, it expands—rather than...

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