NNI in the News

An archived version of the webinar to launch the EHS Research Strategy is now available on Nano.gov. NNI experts highlighted new elements and took questions from the public on this key strategy document.
Particle physicists are on the hunt for light. Not just any light, but a characteristic signal produced by the interaction of certain particles—like ghostly neutrinos, which are neutral fundamental particles with very low mass—with a detector that contains an atomic sea of liquefied noble gases.
Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have designed a new type of nanostructured-carbon-based catalyst that could enable the practical use of wind- and solar-powered electricity, as well as enhanced hybrid electric vehicles.
MIT Koch Lab collage showing dozens of different microrgraphs and images
In honor of the first annual National Nanotechnology Day, the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT presents an interactive peek into how researchers across the MIT campus are using nanomaterials to explore and improve the world.
By creating the smallest CNT ever, IBM made a CNT transistor that's smaller than physically possible for silicon, while using less energy and carrying 4 times the current of its silicon counterpart.
One-atom-thick material blocks 'bullet' strikes but allows protons to pass through.
Researchers used graphene—the thinnest material on Earth—to waterproof materials with rough surfaces. The"nanodrapes" are less than a nanometer thick, chemically inert, and provide a layer of protection without changing the underlying material.
Picture of printed materials and set of lighted circuits
Students at Duke University used an aerosol jet printer and nanoparticle inks to create a material capable of storing data that is also incredibly flexible.
Built by a team at the Univ. of Southern California, this demonstration is particularly promising because it can be easily scaled up in size.
The Lawrence Livermore National Lab research team were able to produce a predetermined architecture for a graphene-based aerogel, which previously had always been random, by using 3-D printing.