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

The following press releases describe the results of research activities that are funded by Federal agencies that participate in the National Nanotechnology Initiative.
  • May 17, 2019
    (Funded by the Army Research Laboratory)

    Researchers have invented a nanocomposite that promises to be a superior high-temperature dielectric material for flexible electronics, energy storage and electric devices. The nanocomposite combines one-dimensional polymer nanofibers and two-dimensional boron nitride nanosheets.

  • May 17, 2019
    (Funded by the Army Research Laboratory)

    Researchers have invented a nanocomposite that promises to be a superior high-temperature dielectric material for flexible electronics, energy storage and electric devices. The nanocomposite combines one-dimensional polymer nanofibers and two-dimensional boron nitride nanosheets.

  • May 14, 2019
    http://news.mit.edu/2019/single-photons-quantum-computing-0514

    Researchers have designed a new single-photon emitter that generates, at room temperature, more of the high-quality photons that could be useful for quantum technologies, such as quantum computers, communications, and repeaters.

  • May 14, 2019
    (Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Army Research Laboratory)

    Researchers have designed a new single-photon emitter that generates, at room temperature, more of the high-quality photons that could be useful for quantum technologies, such as quantum computers, communications, and repeaters.

  • May 10, 2019
    (Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy)

    Researchers are working on using light-emitting plants, which debuted in 2017, as part of sunlight harvesting, water transport, and soil collecting and composting systems. The light-emitting plants are not genetically modified to produce light. Instead, they are infused with nanoparticles that turn the plant's stored energy into light, similar to how fireflies glow.

  • May 10, 2019
    (Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy)

    Researchers are working on using light-emitting plants, which debuted in 2017, as part of sunlight harvesting, water transport, and soil collecting and composting systems. The light-emitting plants are not genetically modified to produce light. Instead, they are infused with nanoparticles that turn the plant's stored energy into light, similar to how fireflies glow.

  • May 10, 2019
    (Funded by the National Science Foundation)

    Researchers have used cells that behave normally on the outside but are filled with magnetic nanoparticles on the inside to screen potential drugs from natural products. The nanoparticles are coated with a biological cell membrane as a lure to fish out pharmacologically active compounds from plants and other natural organisms.

  • May 10, 2019
    (Funded by the National Science Foundation)

    Researchers have used cells that behave normally on the outside but are filled with magnetic nanoparticles on the inside to screen potential drugs from natural products. The nanoparticles are coated with a biological cell membrane as a lure to fish out pharmacologically active compounds from plants and other natural organisms.

  • May 09, 2019
    (Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture)

    Researchers have developed an environmentally friendly, plant-based material that, for the first time, works better than Styrofoam for insulation. The foam is mostly made from nanocrystals of cellulose, the most abundant plant material on earth.

  • May 09, 2019
    (Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture)

    Researchers have developed an environmentally friendly, plant-based material that, for the first time, works better than Styrofoam for insulation. The foam is mostly made from nanocrystals of cellulose, the most abundant plant material on earth.

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