NNI in the News

Nanoflower depiction
Doctors have used radiation to treat cancer for over a century, but it's always been a delicate art to direct treatment while avoiding healthy tissue.
floating microbot depiction
Researchers at MIT have devised a way to graft nanoscale electronic devices onto floating microscale particles to monitor everything from gases in a range of environments to the human digestive system.
Micrograph of CNT fibers
The composite consists of a net of nanofibers that functions like the olfactory cilia of a dog’s nose, catching chemical molecules from the air.
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are turning to nanotubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium-ion batteries, the energy sources for cell phones, laptops, and electric vehicles.
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!
Drawing of a quantum computing device
The concept involves a dense, three-dimensional circuit operating on an unconventional type of logic that could, theoretically, be packed into a block no bigger than 50 nanometers on any side.
The Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Emulsions (InSPACE) experiments explored nanoparticles suspended in magnetorheolocial fluids, a type of smart fluid that tends to self-assemble into shapes in the presence of a magnetic field.
An NC State biomed professor tests a nanosilver-coated bandage on a persistent infection from a bug bite, instead of taking a course of oral antibiotics, and it worked.
The "E-sheet" will be ultra-thin and virtually indestructible; it would be as rollable as a rubber mat and able to withstand rolling or folding 10's of thousands of times.