NNI in the News

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.
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.
Kyle Nowlin from the University of North Carolina Greensboro Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering won the top honors for his image entitled Polymer Nanocone Array.
The super-flexible nanogenerator demonstrated its great potential to work as a sensor capable of detecting the eye ball movement when it was attached on the surface of the eyelid for monitoring sleep pattern, tiredness, and possible brain activity.
A team of scientists and mathematicians are developing self-assembling, three-dimensional nanostructures that can be used for targeted drug delivery.
Football player and coach at practice
Engineers have now developed and tested a nano composite smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet (and pads) to more accurately test the impact and power of hits.
Introducing the new and updated interactive map showing the NNI Centers and User Facilities, as well as the nation's higher education nanotechnology degrees-- from community college through PhD programs.
Researchers created thin-film organic transistors that could operate more than five times faster than previous examples of this experimental technology.
The cliffs of Dover? The caldera of Santorini? A terraced mountainside in Central Asia? Actually, it's the chipping at the edge of a silicon wafer when seen through a scanning electron microcope!
graphene sensor on corn leaf
This tool may enable scientists to breed plants that use water more efficiently.