NNI in the News

Archive of news stories highlighted on nano.gov's homepage.
June 29, 2020
By folding DNA into a virus-like structure, researchers have designed HIV-like nanoparticles that provoke a strong immune response from human immune cells grown in a lab dish. Such nanoparticles might eventually be used as an HIV vaccine.
June 25, 2020
Researchers have created sensors that can detect very low concentrations of histamine – an indicator of spoiled fish and meat. The sensors were made with graphene, a very thin material that is just one atom thick.
June 25, 2020
Researchers have shown that clusters of 18 boron atoms and three atoms of lanthanide elements form a cage-like structure unlike anything they have ever seen.
June 24, 2020
Scientists have designed and built a remote forest-fire detection and alarm system, called a multilayered cylindrical triboelectric nanogenerator, that is powered by the movement of trees in the wind.
June 18, 2020
A research team has developed a nanoparticle that enables doxorubicin, a commonly used chemotherapy drug, to be repurposed as a treatment for resurgent or chemotherapy-resistant leukemia.
June 15, 2020
Researchers have found a versatile method for constructing van der Waals heterostructures, which are atomically thin graphene-like materials that are stacked on top of each other.
June 10, 2020
A research team has used ''twistronics'' concepts (the science of layering and twisting two-dimensional materials to control their electrical properties) to manipulate the flow of light.
June 05, 2020
Researchers have found that when two layers of graphene are twisted at an angle of less than 2 degrees, they have a very strong, and tunable, photoresponse in mid-infrared wavelength range.
June 01, 2020
Researchers have demonstrated that carbon nanotube field-effect transistors can be made swiftly in commercial facilities with the same equipment used to manufacture the silicon-based transistors that are the backbone of today's computing industry.
May 26, 2020
Researchers have developed a radio-frequency switch that is more than 50 times more energy efficient than what is used today. This is the first switch that can function from the low-end gigahertz frequencies to high-end terahertz frequencies.