Nanotechnology Application Articles

Title Development Stage Mechanism Product Name Material Challenge Area
Designer Biomimetic Enzyme Nanocomplexes—Creating the Ultimate Hangover Pill Engineering Molecular Nanosystems Polymer, Protein, DNA Health
Nanotechnology in Anti-Aging Cosmetic Creams Ubiquitous Passive Nanostructure RevitaLift Double Lifting [L'Oreal], Renergie Microlift [Lancome] Silica, Proprietary
Zinc Oxide Calcium Alginate Nanofilms as a food preservative Engineering Passive Nanostructure Calcium, Zinc, Oxygen Food Deserts
Waterproofing Personal Electronic Devices—Liquipel Available, but not Ubiquitous Passive Nanostructure Liquipel Proprietary
Vapor Detection Via Tin Oxide Solid State Semiconductors Ubiquitous Active Nanostructure Tin, Oxygen Air Pollution
Using Nanotechnology to Induce Rain—Cloud Seeding Scientific Passive Nanostructure Biodiversity and Natural Open Spaces, Water Resources
Using Mesoporous Carbon Electrodes for Capacitive Deionization (CDI) of Salt and Brackish Water Engineering Active Nanostructure Carbon, Polymer Water Resources
Using Graphene to Decontaminate Radioactive Fluids Scientific Passive Nanostructure Carbon, Oxygen Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Biodiversity and Natural Open Spaces, Health
Using DNA as a Digital Information Storage Medium Engineering Molecular Nanosystems DNA, Synthetic Biological Material Social Cohesion
Three-Dimensional DNA Nanorod Barcodes Scientific Molecular Nanosystems DNA Health
Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SeRS) Ubiquitous Passive Nanostructure SeRS Copper, Gold, Silver
Super-Hydrophobic Coating Available, but not Ubiquitous Passive Nanostructure Never Wet [Ross Nanotechnology] Proprietary
Starch Nanoparticle Latex Binder—EcoSphere Biolatex Available, but not Ubiquitous Passive Nanostructure EcoSphere Biolatex [Ecosynthetix] Proprietary Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Single Molecule Nanopore DNA Sequencer Commercial Active Nanostructure Licensed to Roche DNA, Carbon Health
Separating Oil and Water with Superhydrophobic Vertically Aligned CNT Membranes Engineering Passive Nanostructure Carbon Biodiversity and Natural Open Spaces
Self-Cleaning Titanium Dioxide in Window Glazes—Pilkington Active Available, but not Ubiquitous Passive Nanostructure Pilkington Activ Titanium, Oxygen Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Water Resources
Self-Assembled Nanostructures and Nanomachines from 3D DNA Bricks Analogous to LEGOS Scientific Molecular Nanosystems DNA Health
Quantum, Directionally Dependent Magnetic Sensing Based on Avian Magnetoreceptors Blue Sky Molecular Nanosystems DARPA QuBE
Photocatalysis of Air Contaminants with Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) Scientific Active Nanostructure Carbon, Oxygen, Titanium Air Pollution
Organic LED Lighting—Nonacene Scientific Active Nanostructure Nonacene OLED [Innovacene] Carbon, Hydrogen Greenhouse Gas Emissions