Expanding Nanotechnology Access

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has created a renewal grant of $5.5 million over five years to the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN), a partnership between Carolina, Duke and NC State.

At Carolina, the RTNN effort will be led by the Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL), a hub for experimentation and discovery based in the College of Arts & Sciences’ department of applied physical sciences.

“In the next five years, the RTNN will continue the success of the first five but also broaden our impact outside the Triangle in our home state of North Carolina, as well as push our research boundaries into emerging areas of convergent science enabled by nanotechnology,” said Carolina’s RTTN co-principal investigator James F. Cahoon.

Not only does the renewal of this highly competitive grant provide opportunities to continue to develop nanotechnology facilities, research and educational programs, but it also ensures the continued collaboration of the three major universities in the Research Triangle region. By continuing to work together, Carolina, Duke and NC State will be able to continue to serve both local and national interests.

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