Nanotechnology Application Articles

Title Development Stage Mechanismsort descending Product Name Material Challenge Area
Carbon Nanotube Infused Ink in Radiofrequency Identification Tags Available, but not Ubiquitous Active Nanostructure Carbon, Polymer
Harvesting Waste Heat with Solid-State Thermoelectric Devices—Power Chip Commercial Active Nanostructure Power Chip Gold, Oxygen, Silicon, Titanium Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Liquid Metal Nanoparticles that locate and neutralize cancer cells Scientific Active Nanostructure EGaIn nanoparticles Gallium
Graphene Nanoconductors for Infrared Photodetection Engineering Active Nanostructure Carbon
Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Transistors and Diodes in Solar Inverters Engineering Active Nanostructure IBM Carbon Nanotube Transistor Carbon Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Fully-Implantable Cochlear Device Enabled by Piezoelectric Sensor Off-Market Active Nanostructure Lead
Detecting Methylmercury in Water and Fish with Gold Nanoparticle Sensors Engineering Active Nanostructure Gold Biodiversity and Natural Open Spaces, Health
Silicon Nanophotonics Commercial Active Nanostructure Silicon Nanophotonic Chips Germanium, Silicon
Using Mesoporous Carbon Electrodes for Capacitive Deionization (CDI) of Salt and Brackish Water Engineering Active Nanostructure Carbon, Polymer Water Resources
Nanorod Electrodes in Salinity Gradient Power Production Engineering Active Nanostructure Manganese, Sodium, Oxygen Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Waste Water Remediation
Nanoscale Transistors for Detection of DNA-DNA Kinetics and Biomolecular Interactions Scientific Active Nanostructure Carbon, DNA Health
Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT) in Lithium-ion Battery Anodes Commercial Active Nanostructure Licensed to an undisclosed company in 2010 Carbon, Oxygen Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Solar “Nanoforest” Creates Artificial Photosynthesis Off-Market Active Nanostructure Silicon Energy Efficiency
Black Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells Manufactured with SiOnyx Ultra-fast Laser Texturing Commercial Active Nanostructure SiOnyx Ultrafast Laser Texturing, Black Silicon Silicon Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Nanostructured Membranes in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) Engineering Active Nanostructure Zirconium, Yttrium, Oxygen, Platinum Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Direct Desalination of Seawater with Nanofluidic PDMS Chips Scientific Active Nanostructure Polymer Waste Water Remediation
Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor (MOSFET) Ubiquitous Active Nanostructure MOSFET Carbon, Gallium, Iron, Silicon
Microbivores Scientific Systems of Nanosystems Carbon, Hydrogen Health
Nanofabrication Techniques—Sol-Gel Chemical Processing Ubiquitous Systems of Nanosystems
Magnetic Bacteria in Biocomputing Devices Scientific Systems of Nanosystems Gold, Iron, Bacteria Biodiversity and Natural Open Spaces