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This page features project designs currently in development, plus a few cutting-edge applications for which we'd like to find collaborators.

Advanced Energy Technologies

The Nanopolymer Design Platform™ has enabled the design of several novel materials for the energy market.  These include:

  (1) continuous-path nanostructured electrolytes, for improving the performance of existing and next-gen batteries of all kinds, 
  (2) lithium-binding anode coatings, for improved lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries, and 
  (3) proton-only pores, for higher powered fuel cells, and for upgrading the efficiency of one kind of thermoelectric converter.
These atomic-precision materials promise energy innovations across the board for the near future.

Advanced Catalysis Capabilities

Another nanopolymer design has been proposed at a scientific workshop is for a new kind of catalytic agent: the heterogeneous linear metal cluster.  Our Nanopolymer Design Platform enables metal clusters to be composed of two or three different metallic or sub-valent metal atoms for making an entire family of redox catalysts for chemical manufacturing, organic synthesis and environmental remediation.  You can view the video of the less-than-five-minute presentation by Steve Fowkes here, or ask us to send you the one-page summary (and illustration) of that presentation that has additional details.

NSI is Looking for Industry and Academic Collaborations

NSI's technology offers transformative change in a wide variety of applications spaces. However, it is fundamentally difficult to anticipate all of the change, where it might manifest, in advance of the introduction and actual development of the technology.  So if you have an idea that is not presented here, talk to us about helping you developing it.

We welcome inquiries from anybody with a special interest in any of these applications, or from anybody with a critical nanostructural R&D challenge towards which we might be able to contribute solutions.  Please see the Contact Information page for e-mail addresses and phone numbers.