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Archive of news stories highlighted on's homepage.
January 15, 2021
In a proof-of-concept experiment, researchers placed nanorods (used as catalysts) above gold nanobars, which "sculpted" light around the nanorods. This sculpted light changed the regions on the nanorods where chemical reactions took place.
January 13, 2021
Researchers have developed the first nanomaterial that demonstrates "photon avalanching." This discovery could lead to new applications in sensing, imaging, and light detection.
January 18, 2021
This week, make sure to check out a special snippet from Stories from the NNI. Kurt Kolasinski of West Chester University discusses his approach to teaching nanotechnology.
January 07, 2021
Researchers have discovered that carbon nanotube membrane pores could enable ultra-rapid dialysis processes that would greatly reduce treatment time for hemodialysis patients.
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January 07, 2021
Researchers have developed a new technique for eliminating tough blood clots by using engineered nanodroplets and an ultrasound "drill" to break up the clots from the inside out.
December 18, 2020
Researchers have gained insights into building stronger and tougher ceramics by studying nanoscale structural defects in the shells of bivalve mollusks.
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December 31, 2020
Researchers have found that nanoscale variations in the density of membranes that filter minerals from water influence their performance. This discovery could increase membrane efficiency by 30% to 40%.
December 21, 2020
Researchers have designed and synthesized a catalyst that could help make hydrogen a viable source of energy. The catalyst consists of 1.5-nanometer-diameter nickel clusters deposited onto a 2D substrate made of boron and nitrogen.
December 18, 2020
Researchers have achieved a new world-record efficiency for two-junction solar cells by creating a solar cell that converts 32.9% of sunlight into electricity. The solar cell contains 2D planar structures called quantum wells.
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December 10, 2020
Researchers have developed a new technology, called Artificial Chemist 2.0, that allows users to go from requesting a custom quantum dot to completing the relevant R&D and beginning manufacturing in less than an hour.