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Green Microchips Created on Cellulose Nanofibril Paper

A collaboration between UW-Madison and the Dept of Agriculture's Forest Products Lab leads to a technique for making biodegradable semiconductor chips out of wood that perform as well as their silicon or GaA counterparts. (Learn More >>)

Winner Announced for NNI's First Nanotechnology Student Video Contest

The NNCO announces a winner from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research Lab. (Learn More >>)

Thin Coating on Condensers Could Make Power Plants More Efficient

Graphene layer one atom thick could quadruple rate of condensation heat transfer in generating plants. (Learn More >>)

DOE's Oak Ridge Lab Develops First Large Scale Graphene Fabrication

One of the barriers to using graphene at a commercial scale could be overcome using this new method. (Learn More >>)

New Initiatives to Accelerate the Commercialization of Nanotechnology

At a White House forum representatives from the private and public sectors announced a series of new and expanded activities to accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology and expand the nanotechnology workforce. (Learn More >>)

2-D Materials Produce Optically Active Quantum Dots for First Time

Tungsten diselenide (WSe2) is proving to be an attractive platform for producing solid-state quantum dots for emitting light. (Learn More >>)

Winner Announced for NNI’s ‘EnvisioNano’ Nanotechnology Image Contest

Kyle Nowlin from the University of North Carolina Greensboro Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering won the top honors for his image entitled Polymer Nanocone Array. (Learn More >>)

C&EN Talks With NNCO Director Dr. Michael Meador

Dr. Meador is on loan from the National Aeronautics & Space Administration’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, where he led nanotechnology research and development. (Learn More >>)

3-D Printed Graphene Aerogels Could Improve Sensors and Batteries

The Lawrence Livermore National Lab research team were able to produce a predetermined architecture for a graphene-based aerogel, which previously had always been random, by using 3-D printing. (Learn More >>)

Major Advance in Artificial Photosynthesis Poses Win/Win for the Environment

Scientists at DOE's Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley created a hybrid system of semiconducting nanowires and bacteria that mimics the natural process used by plants. (Learn More >>)