New $2.7 million research program to study carbon nanoparticles in the US

Rice University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced a $2.7 million, five-year cooperative research agreement to study how nanoparticles particularly fullerenes (aka buckyballs), nanotubes and graphene operate and interact with other materials at the molecular, even atomic, scale. The goal is to enable the manufacture of high-end products that incorporate carbon-based nanomaterials for enhanced optical, electrical, mechanical and thermal properties.

Posted: Oct 17,2012 by Ron Mertens