• Flexible, Ultra-Thin Display Changes Color Like a Chameleon

    The plasmonic nanostructure is covered in tiny wells that reflect some wavelengths of light but absorb others. Sandwiched on top of these are microscopic layers of liquid crystal, which can also select for different wavelengths. Read more

  • 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. Read more

  • NNI Releases Sensors Workshop Report & Launches Web Portal

    Both outputs support the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative 'Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology: Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment.' Read 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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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CPSC logoWatch it Live: CPSC/NNI QEEN Workshop on July 7-8

Register to view the live webinar! This technical workshop, Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials from Manufactured Products, will focus on determining the state of the science and the tools and methods available to characterize and quantify nanomaterials presence, release potential, and population exposure. 

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OSTP Calls for Nanotechnology -Inspired Grand Challenges

This Request for Information calls for ambitious but achievable goals that harness nanoscience, nanotechnology, and innovation to solve important national or global problems and have the potential to capture the public’s imagination. 


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A White House forum unveils announcements regarding nanoeducation resources and opportunities to collaborate.


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These NNI brochures introduce basic concepts in nanotechnolgy.  Big Things from a Tiny World (left) is a general overview; Powerful Things from a Tiny World (right) looks at nanotechnology and energy. These brochures are also available in Spanish.


Summer cycles of EnvisioNano and the Student Video Contest start July 1! Send us your images and video now!

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