• NASA Experiments with Self-Assembly Techniques on the International Space Station

    The Structure of Paramagnetic Aggregates from Colloidal Emulsions (InSPACE) experiments explored nanoparticles suspended in magnetorheolocial fluids, a type of smart fluid that tends to self-assemble into shapes in the presence of a magnetic field. Read more

  • Technique Simultaneously Determines Nanomaterials’ Chemical Makeup

    Researchers from DOE's Argonne National Laboratory & Ohio Univ. have devised a powerful technique that simultaneously resolves the chemical characterization and topography of nanoscale materials down to the height of a single atom. Read more

  • Bullet-Proof Armour and Hydrogen Sieve Add to Graphene’s Promise

    One-atom-thick material blocks 'bullet' strikes but allows protons to pass through. Read more

  • Nanoparticle Detects the Deadliest Cancer Cells in Blood

    The nanoparticles—dubbed nanoflares—attach themselves to individual cancer cells in a blood sample and then glow, allowing cancerous cells to be detected and sorted with the help of a laser. Read more

  • Nanomaterial Converts 90% of Captured Light into Heat

    This work was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot program. Read more

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USDA FS logoUSDA Nanocellulose Commercialization Report Released

The report details the pathway to commercializing affordable, renewable, and biodegradable cellulose nanomaterials from trees, and is the result of a workshop earlier this year.

Mike Meador headshotNASA's Dr. Mike Meador Named New NNCO Director

Prior to joining NNCO, Dr. Meador managed NASA's Nanotechnology Project in the Game Changing Technology Program.

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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.

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The NNI Dashboard shows annual spending for the agencies participating in the NNI. This cross-cut budget information can be sorted by agency and by Program Component Area to better identify funding trends.