Nanotechnology Application Articles

Title Development Stage Mechanism Product Name Material Challenge Area
Nanotechnology in Textiles—Wrinkle Resistant, Stain Resistant, and Antimicrobial Clothing Ubiquitous Passive Nanostructure Openair® [Plasmatreat], Nano-Tex Oxygen, Titanium, Silver, Silicon Biodiversity and Natural Open Spaces
Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron (nZVI) Particles in Contaminated Groundwater Treatment Available, but not Ubiquitous Active Nanostructure PolyMetallix nZVI Iron Waste Water Remediation, Health, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Nanoscale Transistors for Detection of DNA-DNA Kinetics and Biomolecular Interactions Scientific Active Nanostructure Carbon, DNA Health
Nanomaterial Applications in Agricultural Pesticides Commercial Passive Nanostructure Biodiversity and Natural Open Spaces
Nanofabrication Techniques—Sol-Gel Chemical Processing Ubiquitous Systems of Nanosystems
Nanoenergetics in Explosives and Propellants Commercial Active Nanostructure Iron, Aluminum, Copper, Molybdenum, Oxygen Biodiversity and Natural Open Spaces
Nanoencapsulation of Omega Fatty Acids in Processed Food Products Scientific Passive Nanostructure Health
Nanoemulsion Techniques to Enhance the Effectiveness of Nutraceuticals Ubiquitous Molecular Nanosystems Food Deserts, Health
Nano-Imprint Lithography (NIL) Ubiquitous Passive Nanostructure Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Health
Montmorillonite (MMT) Nanoclays in Ashpalt Engineering Passive Nanostructure Silicon, Aluminum, Calcium, Magnesium, Oxygen, Hydrogen Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Quantum Dot Enhancement Film for Improved LCD Displays Commercial Active Nanostructure QDEF [Nanosys Inc.] [3M] Proprietary
Molecular Imprinted Polymers (MIP) Ubiquitous Molecular Nanosystems Polymer Health
Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor (MOSFET) Ubiquitous Active Nanostructure MOSFET Carbon, Gallium, Iron, Silicon
Silicon Nanophotonics Commercial Active Nanostructure Silicon Nanophotonic Chips Germanium, Silicon
Magnetic Bacteria in Biocomputing Devices Scientific Systems of Nanosystems Gold, Iron, Bacteria Biodiversity and Natural Open Spaces
Iron Oxide Nanoparticles as Additives in Construction Materials and Industrial Coatings Ubiquitous Passive Nanostructure Iron, Oxygen Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Multifunctional “Smart” Fabrics to Protect Against Contaminated Environments Engineering Active Nanostructure Carbon
Iron Oxide Nano-Particle Arsenic Remediation of Drinking Water Engineering Passive Nanostructure Iron Health, Water Resources
Infrared Absorbing Dynamic-Tint Glazes Available, but not Ubiquitous Passive Nanostructure Vanceva Solar Boron, Lanthanum Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Pollen Nano-Tags on Bullets for DNA Tagging Engineering Passive Nanostructure Pollen, Oxygen, Titanium, Polymer, Silicon