NNI in the News

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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.
The Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space is holding a hearing on Capitol Hill July 14th at 10am.
Engineers at MIT and Lawrence Livermore National Lab have devised a way to translate that airy, yet remarkably strong, structure down to the nanoscale — designing a system may set new records for stiffness for a given weight.
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.
Illustration of nanoparticle decoy that traps flu virus
When misted into the lungs, a carefully constructed spherical nanoparticle coated in sialic acid traps influenza A, holding it until the virus self-destructs.
A research team at Wayne State University has developed a nanoplatform technology that works in combination with existing chemotherapeutic drugs that may reverse drug-resistance in renal cell carcinoma.
Join the webinar today at noon to learn about the 2011 EHS Research Strategy. Send your questions now to webinar@nnco.nano.gov
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.
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.
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.