NNI in the News

The Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space is holding a hearing on Capitol Hill July 14th at 10am.
Researchers from DOE's Argonne National Laboratory & Ohio Univ. have devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization and topography of nanoscale materials down to the height of a single atom.
The NNI sponsored an educational, nanotechnology-focused booth at Family Day, an annual Engineers Week event held at the National Building Museum in DC. The booth featured hands-on demonstrations by UVa volunteers.
LEDs grown on graphene and then peeled
The new method uses graphene to transfer intricate crystalline patterns from an underlying semiconductor wafer to a top layer of identical material.
Join the webinar today at noon to learn about the 2011 EHS Research Strategy. Send your questions now to webinar@nnco.nano.gov
Dr. Meador is on loan from the National Aeronautics & Space Administration’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, where he led nanotechnology research and development.
diagram with explanation
A potential revolution in device engineering could be underway, thanks to the discovery of functional electronic interfaces in quantum materials that can self-assemble spontaneously.
This “electronic nose” sensor is currently being commercialized and will be further refined to detect deadly pathogens including toxic pesticides in the global food supply chain.
Sandia scientist holds up nanofilm coated glass
Thermochromic nanoparticles switch from infrared transparent to infrared reflective when they heat up, which will help to keep office buildings, homes and even cars cool.
By absorbing light instead of scattering it, the CNT coating shown here is able to hide a 3D structure and may be able to cloak an object against a black background.