National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

Serving Nanoscale Science, Engineering & Technology

Sources of Materials

NNIN lessons and activities make use of a variety of commercially materials. Below, for your convinience only, is a list of some of the available sources of these materials.

Shape Memory Alloy – nitinol

USB Hand Held Microscopes



Magic Sand

Tyvek – for thin film demo (black)


  • NanoTex -
  • Target sells (in store) wrinkle and stain resistant pants (men and women)
  • Amazon has Lee Brand wrinkle and stain resistant pants

Quantum Dots

LED Lights


        Xstatic brand at:

Zomes----for building nanotube and buckyball models