Press Releases: Research Funded by Agencies Participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative

(Funded by the National Science Foundation)

Researchers have shown a way to use graphene oxide to add some backbone to hydrogel materials made from alginate, a natural material derived from seaweed that is currently used in a variety of biomedical applications.

(Funded by the National Science Foundation)

Researchers have shown a way to use graphene oxide to add some backbone to hydrogel materials made from alginate, a natural material derived from seaweed that is currently used in a variety of biomedical applications.

(Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation)

Researchers have developed a single-layer surface of nanostructures that can correct chromatic aberrations (which cause lenses to focus different wavelengths of light in different spots) across the visible spectrum and can be incorporated into commercial optical systems, from simple lenses to high-end microscopes. 

(Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation)

Researchers have developed a single-layer surface of nanostructures that can correct chromatic aberrations (which cause lenses to focus different wavelengths of light in different spots) across the visible spectrum and can be incorporated into commercial optical systems, from simple lenses to high-end microscopes. 

(Funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy)

Physicists have found the first evidence of a two-dimensional material that can become a magnetic topological insulator even when it is not placed in a magnetic field.

(Funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy)

Physicists have found the first evidence of a two-dimensional material that can become a magnetic topological insulator even when it is not placed in a magnetic field.

(Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy)

Researchers have discovered how to extend the useful life of "superalloys" by thousands of hours. The discovery could improve materials performance for electrical generators and nuclear reactors.

(Funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office)

Inspired by characteristics of polar bear fur, lotus leaves, and gecko feet, engineering researchers have developed a new way to make arrays of nanofibers that could lead to coatings that are sticky, repellant, or insulating, or could emit light.

(Funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office)

Inspired by characteristics of polar bear fur, lotus leaves, and gecko feet, engineering researchers have developed a new way to make arrays of nanofibers that could lead to coatings that are sticky, repellant, or insulating, or could emit light.

(Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation)

Many materials exhibit new properties when in the form of thin films composed of just a few atomic layers. Most people are familiar with graphene, the two-dimensional form of graphite, but thin film versions of other materials also have the potential to facilitate technological breakthroughs. Researchers have shed light on the behavior of one of these ultrathin materials, called tin telluride.