News From the Field
Peering Inside Nanowires
April 1, 2009
Semiconductor nanowires--tiny wires with a diameter as small as a few billionths of a meter--hold promise for devices of the future, but in order to utilize the novel properties of nanowires, their composition must be precisely controlled and understood. Now, using a technique called atom probe tomography, researchers at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, have provided an atomic-level view of the composition of a nanowire.
Northwestern University, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
Get News Updates by Email
Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page: http://www.nsf.gov
NSF News: http://www.nsf.gov/news/
For the News Media: http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsroom.jsp
Science and Engineering Statistics: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
Awards Searches: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/