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

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

Researchers have revealed new insights about the exceptional catalytic properties of ultrasmall gold particles when they are exposed to reactant gas. 

(Funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the National Science Foundation)

Engineers have developed neutrophil “nanosponges” that can safely absorb and neutralize a variety of proteins that play a role in the progression of rheumatoid arthritis.

(Funded by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation)

Physicists have verified a key prediction from a 55-year-old theory about one-dimensional electronics.

(Funded by the National Science Foundation)

Scientists have shown that Planck’s law does not apply for objects smaller than a certain length scale—and the result is 100 times higher than what the law would predict. 

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

Scientists have induced a two-dimensional material to cannibalize itself for atomic “building blocks” from which stable structures formed.

(Funded by the National Science Foundation)

Researchers have developed a gel laden with gold nanoparticles that changes color when it reacts with a teardrop containing ascorbic acid, released from a wound to the eye.

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

Researchers report on the hierarchical 3D printing of nanoporous gold, a proof of concept that researchers say could revolutionize the design of chemical reactors. 

(Funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Scientists have discovered that bacteria present in the environment catalyze chemical reactions that dissolve gold nanoparticles.

(Funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Scientists have used magnetic fields to confine groups of electrons to a series of concentric rings within graphene, a single layer of tightly packed carbon atoms.

(Funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology advocates that nanoparticle researchers, manufacturers, and administrators “connect the dots” by considering their shared challenges broadly and tackling them collectively rather than individually.