NNI in the News

Phys.org - November 20, 2018
(Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation)
Researchers have developed a single-layer surface of nanostructures that can correct chromatic aberrations (which cause lenses to focus different wavelengths of light in different spots) across the visible spectrum and can be incorporated into commercial optical systems, from simple lenses to high-end microscopes.
Phys.org - November 15, 2018
(Funded by the Office of Naval Research)
Researchers have provided new results on a microscopic nanotube-sensing film called a “smart skin,” which promises to reveal whether structures like bridges or aircraft have been deformed by stress-inducing events or regular wear and tear.
Phys.org - November 14, 2018
(Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the U.S. Department of Energy)
The heat produced by electronic devices can cause chips and circuits to fail. Now a Stanford University-led engineering team has developed a way to not only manage heat, but help route it away from delicate devices. The researchers describe a thermal transistor—a nanoscale switch that can conduct heat away from electronic components and insulate them against its damaging effects.
November 08, 2018
To celebrate National STEM/STEAM day (Nov 8.) watch this video to learn how nanotechnology can address some of the world's biggest challenges and improve our everyday lives.
Science Daily - November 07, 2018
(Funded by the National Science Foundation and ARPA-E (U.S. Department of Energy))
Researchers have demonstrated that recently developed liquid-gated membranes filter nanoclay particles out of water more efficiently than existing membranes and require less frequent replacement and less energy to operate, a solution that could reduce the cost and electricity consumption of high-impact industrial processes, such as oil and gas drilling.
Science Daily - November 05, 2018
(Funded by the U.S Department of Energy)
Researchers have shown that MXene materials could remove urea from blood in wearable artificial kidney applications.
Phys.org - November 01, 2018
(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)
NIH-funded researchers have developed laser-activated nanomaterials that integrate with wounded tissues to form seals that are superior to sutures for containing body fluids and preventing bacterial infection.
Phys.org - October 29, 2018
(Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy)
Crude oil often clogs filters membranes used in the oil and gas industry. To address this problem, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have developed a novel approach, which will prolong the lifetime of key industrial equipment. Much of the work was performed at the Center for Nanoscale Materials, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
UPI.com - October 26, 2018
(Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Institutes of Health )
Scientists have discovered that coating a lithium metal foil with a multi-walled carbon nanotube film could be key in building a longer-lasting battery. The researchers used the nanotube films to halt the growth of dendrites on a battery's unprotected lithium metal anodes.
IEEE Spectrum - October 18, 2018
(Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Air Force Research Laboratory)
MIT researchers have devised a way to grow a single crystalline compound semiconductor on its substrate through two-dimensional materials.