Taming the nanostructure problem will be the key to achieving the ultimate goal of nanotechnology: custom-designing nanomaterials for specific functions. “We’re obviously very far away from that,” Billinge admits. Still, he insists, “it’s a rich and exciting problem, and I’m kind of glad it’s not solved. It gives me something exciting to do.”
Note: This article was originally published with the title, "Big Little Problem".