Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:00pm EST —
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:00pm EST
From tennis rackets to sunscreen, from stained glass windows to computer memory, the applications of nanoscale materials research are all around us. New television displays, cell phones and other digital devices incorporate nanostructured polymer films known as light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs. Applications utilizing nanotechnology abound in the energy field, from cheaper flexible solar panels to improved catalysis for fuel production and lighter, more efficient batteries. Medical applications are also showing promise, in the areas of imaging and diagnostics.