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NanoEngineering Group

Tawfique Hasan
Nanowire Spectrometer

We have designed an ultra-miniaturised device that could image single cells without the need for a microscope or make chemical fingerprint analysis possible from within a smartphone camera. This work has been published in Science as "Single-nanowire spectrometers". (DOI: 10.1126/science.aax8814)

Overview of attention for our work can be found here.

Below is a list of selected press coverage of our work:

  1. Nanowires replace Newton’s famous glass prism (University of Cambridge Research News)
  2. Nanowire Spectroscopy (Science Pipeline)
  3. Chemists build the tiniest spectrometer from a single nanowire (Chemical & Engineering News)
  4. Nanowires become smallest-ever spectrometers (Chemistry World)
  5. Smallest ever spectrometer can image single cells (Materials Today)
  6. Nanowires replace Newton’s famous glass prism (Tech Explorist)
  7. Nanowires replace Newton's famous glass prism (
  8. Nanowires Replace Newton's Famous Glass Prism (Azonano)
  9. Nanowires replace Newton's famous glass prism (Science Daily)
  10. Selected as 2019's top chemistry research by Chemical & Engineering News