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Stress-Induced Fabrication of Functionally Designed Nanomaterials, which won a 2016 R&D 100 award, enables the production of new materials with better performance and structure control while reducing costs, improving manufacturability and minimizing environmental and safety concerns. The technology represents a new paradigm for the production of functionally designed nanomaterials with more degrees of freedom than chemical methods. It offers significant flexibility in control of materials architecture and property as well as direct integration of nanoelectronic devices. The cross-disciplinary, economic, logistic and environmental benefits of these new processes promise widespread impact for this technology. This technology development captured the 2015 MRS Fred Kavli Nanoscience Award. Sandia National Laboratories pioneered the development of this technology with a series of patents and high-profile publications.

Each year for more than 50 years, R&D Magazine has honored the 100 best innovations in research and development. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 R&D 100 Awards. Innovators with an exceptional product developed between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017 should apply. Submissions close May 12, 2017.

For information on the 55th Annual R&D 100 Awards visit the R&D 100 Conference website.

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