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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. (Learn 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. (Learn 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. (Learn 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. (Learn More >>)

Nanomaterial Converts 90% of Captured Light into Heat

This work was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot program. (Learn More >>)

Crystallizing the DNA Nanotechnology Dream

For the last 20 years, scientists have tried to design large DNA crystals with precisely prescribed depth and complex features—a design quest just fulfilled by a team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. (Learn More >>)

Optimal Particle Size for Anticancer Nanomedicines Discovered

Researchers evaluated the size-dependent biological profiles of three monodisperse drug-silica nanoconjugates to determine the optimum particle size for tissue penetration and tumor inhibition. (Learn More >>)

Join the Conversation: Data Readiness Levels

A new online forum is now available to discuss the concepts of Data Readiness Levels (DRLs) that were developed by the Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure (NKI) Signature Initiative in May 2013. (Learn More >>)

Three Scientists Win Chemistry Nobel for Nanoscopy Work

Two Americans and a German won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for work that allows optical microscopes to study cells in the tiniest molecular detail, aiding in research of diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. (Learn More >>)

New nanoparticles get us closer to artificial photosynthesis, mass carbon capture

The discovery at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab could one day allow us to vacuum excess carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and turn it into usable biofuel. (Learn More >>)