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Celebrate National Nanotechnology Day with a brief look at the latest big discoveries on a small scale

By April Gocha / October 7, 2016

Nanotechnology deals with all things science on the nanoscale—that’s on the order of 10^–9. Which is why this Sunday, 10/9, is National Nanotechnology Day. Here are some of the latest small-scale science discoveries that are sure to make a big impact.

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Video: Honey, I shrunk the science—Series explores how nanotechnology advances innovation

By April Gocha / January 27, 2016

A new six-part series created by NSF and NBC Learn, called “Nanotechnology: Super small science,” is exploring just how nanotechnology affects our world and tomorrow’s technology.

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Building stronger, lighter ceramic microstructures sans the diffraction limit

By April Gocha / June 27, 2014

Researchers from MIT and LLNL have busted the diffraction limit to development a new class of materials with unprecedented high strength and low density.

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Johnson, Jacqueline (2012, 2010)

By / June 12, 2012

2012 Contact Information: Jacqueline Johnson, UTSI, Tullahoma, TNjjohnson@utsi.edu NSF Abstract in Ceramics Program: Study of the Evolution of Nanoparticle Crystallization and Optical Properties in Glass Ceramics 2012 Highlight: Presentation Material Keywords: Glass, Nanomaterial Area Keywords: Health Broader Impact Keywords: Under Represented Groups Press Release: Link CER GranteeWorkshop Participant: 2012 2010 Contact Information: Jacqueline Johnson, University…

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Dillon, Shen (2012, 2010)

By / June 12, 2012

2012 Contact Information: Shen Dillon, University of Illinois, Urbana, ILsdillon@illinois.edu NSF Abstract in Ceramics Program: Collaborative Research: Development of an Additive Selection Criteria based on Interface Complexions 2012 Highlight: Presentation Material Keywords: Oxides Area Keywords: Energy Broader Impact Keywords: Mentoring Press Release: CER GranteeWorkshop Participant: 2012 2010 Contact Information: Shen Dillon, University of Illinois at…

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Luo, Jian (2012, 2010)

By / June 12, 2012

2012 Contact Information: Jian Luo, Clemson University, Clemson, SC jianluo@clemson.edu NSF Abstract in Ceramics Program: Nanoscale Surface Adsorption and Disordering in Battery Materials 2012 Highlight: Presentation Material Keywords: Batteries, Oxides Area Keywords: Energy Broader Impact Keywords: Mentoring, Public Outreach, Under Represented Groups Press Release: CER GranteeWorkshop Participant: 2012 2010 Contact Information: Jian Luo, Clemson Universityjianluo@clemson.edu…

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Green algae harnessed to make paper-based batteries

By / September 11, 2009

A press release from Uppsala University, Sweden, claims that a group of researchers at the Ångström Laboratory have discovered that the distinctive cellulose nanostructure of Cladophora algae can serve as an effective coating substrate for use in environmentally friendly batteries. The findings have been published in an article in Nano Letters. “These algae has a…

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Monday materials music

By / September 7, 2009

The Nano Song! Not go enjoy Labor Day – unless you have to work :(

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Electrochemical technique improves hydroxyapatite coatings on implants

By / July 16, 2009

Speaking of hydroxyapatite, there apparently is a new process for coating metal implants that could improve the outcomes of total joint replacement surgeries. Researchers at Tel Aviv University say their new electrochemical method improves upon current implant choices by enhancing an implants’ functionality, longevity and integration. Hydroxyapatite is a great coating – one that nicely…

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Center to leverage NC nanobiotech research

By / June 18, 2009

The Center of Innovation in Nanobiotechnology, located in North Carolina, is going to be using a new $2.5 million grant to bring to market some of the biotech discoveries being made at universities in the state. The grant – which actually represents a “Phase II” grant – is from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. NCBC…

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