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Nanotechnology (N)

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Program director

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Linda Molnar

Technology topic

Nanotechnology (N)

The Nanotechnology topic addresses the creation and manipulation of functional materials, devices, and systems with novel properties and functions that are achieved through the control of matter at a submicroscopic scale (from a fraction of nanometer to about 100 nanometers). This includes, but is not limited to, innovative hierarchical nanostructures, nanolayered structures, nanowires, nanotubes, quantum dots, nanoparticles, nanofibers, and other nanomaterials and biomaterials and their composite structures. Proposals focusing on global technological challenges through development of innovative nanotechnologies are especially encouraged.

N1. Nanomanufacturing

N2. Nanomaterials

N3. Nanotechnology Solutions to Global Grand Challenges

N4. Other Nanotechnology Technologies