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

(Funded by the National Institutes of Health)

Scientists are developing nanoparticles that could be injected in the body to safely and effectively convert energy-storing bad fat to energy-burning good fat.

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

Scientists have patented a new process for making vanadium dioxide nanoparticles that enable economical manufacturing of energy-efficient "smart windows."

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

Scientists are using nanoparticles to make photodetectors better able to handle the ultraviolet radiation produced in high-energy physics experiments.

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

Engineers have created a device that dramatically reduces the energy needed to power magnetic field detectors, which could revolutionize how we measure magnetic fields.

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

Researchers have discovered that molecular motion can be predicted with high accuracy when confining molecules in small nanocages.

(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.