Six NSE Research Themes (cont.)
Nanoscale Devices and System Architecture
New concepts and design methodologies needed to create new nanoscale devices, synthesize nanosystems and their integration into architectures for various operational environments. Requires an understanding of the physical, chemical and biological interactions among nanoscale components.
Nanoscale Processes in the Environment
Research will focus on probing nanostructures and processes of relevance in the environment from the Earth’s core to the upper atmosphere and beyond. Emphasis will be on understanding the distribution, composition, origin, and behavior of nanoscale structures under a wide variety of naturally occurring physical/chemical conditions.