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ORD Nano Research

EPA's Center for Green Nanomaterials

EPA' s Center for Green Nanomaterials aims to develop a scientifically based framework for greener preparation of nanomaterials in a manner that renders the materials less mobile in the environment and reduces or eliminates the use and generation of hazardous substances, such as the hydrazine and borohydride reducing agents normally used in nanomaterials production. Three areas of opportunity are being exploited to engage green chemistry: (i) choice of solvent, (ii) the reducing agent employed, and (iii) the capping agent (or dispersing agent). The synthesis of nanometal/nanometal oxide/nanostructured polymers and their stabilization (through dispersant, biodegradable polymers) will involve the use of natural renewable resources such plant material extract, biodegradable polymers, and sugars. Additionally, microwave (MW) irradiation will be used as an efficient and selective mode of synthesis activation.

U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)

Federal Interagency nanotechnology activities and related events, links, etc.

Smalltimes, Big News in Small Tech
http://www.smalltimes.com/exit EPA

Nanotechnology Online Magazine (Print version also available for free).

Environmental Futures webpage on Nanotechnology and the Environment
http://www.environmentalfutures.org/nanotech.htm exit EPA

Woodrow Wilson Center collaboration with the Office of Science Policy (OSP) on Environmental Futures.

Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) at Rice University
http://cnst.rice.edu/cben/ exit EPA

The Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) at Rice University. Aiming to transform nanoscience into a field with the impact of a modern-day polymer science, CBEN focuses on research at the interface between "dry" nanomaterials and aqueous media such as biology and the environment, developing the nanoscience workforce of the future, and transferring discoveries to industry.

NSF Nanotechnology

Useful reports, grant descriptions, and some reports were moved here from the nano.gov website. Additionally, this site contains the societal implications of nano report from 2000.

Navy Research Labs Nano

Overview and research on nano at the Navy research laboratories.

Designing Nanostructures--a tutorial
http://www.nyas.org/ebriefreps/splash_nas.asp?intEBriefID=321 exit EPA

Excellent material from the National Academy of Science with links to the most important material in nanotechnology to date (9-04).

Nano Jury
http://www.guardian.co.uk/life/nanojury/exit EPA

A UK site from Mark Welland giving evidence on how nano could change the future.

Oxford University, Begbroke
http://www.begbroke.ox.ac.uk/begbroke/Display/page/15.htmlexit EPA

This website contains basic nano information.

Research Solicitations on Nanotechnology

Provides listings and links to government-funded research in nanotechnology.

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