Efforts to develop and commercialise nanotechnology face a variety of challenges: technical hurdles, availability of capital, environmental, health and safety concerns, and immature manufacturing technology and infrastructure.
The two techniques utilized to achieve deep etches in the fabrication of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) are the Cryogenic and Bosch Process.
Product engineering of micro and nano technology (MNT) devices differs substantially from product engineering in more traditional industries. The general approach is mostly bottom up, as it centres around the available fabrication techniques.
Plasma is like a gas, but many of its atoms have been stripped of an electron or two. These positively charged atoms swim about in a crackling-hot sea of negatively charged loose electrons, making plasmas great electrical conductors.
Nanomaterials are finding their way into consumer products more and more. Consumer product manufacturers gain a huge benefit by introducing small amounts of nanomaterials in their products.
There is greater potential for environmental exposure as more products containing nanomaterials are developed. This article describes what is known or can be inferred about the fate of nanomaterials in the atmosphere, in soils, and in water.
Nanotechnology is widely regarded as one of the most important sources of new technology over coming decades and will have applications across a broad range of industries. The automotive and aerospace industries are looking closely at adoption of nanostructured materials to provide new products.
The first step in assessing the risks posed by nanotechnology is to chemically identify and characterize nanomaterials. Understanding the chemical properties as well as physical is essential in evaluating toxicological and ecological hazards and exposures.
Nanotechnology allows the advancement of environmental protection by tackling long-term sustainability of resources and resource systems. This article describes the potential and actual nanotechnology applications relating to energy, materials and water.
This article will describe how nanotechnology can create materials and products that will not only directly advance our ability to monitor, detect and clean-up environmental contaminants, but also help us avoid creating pollution in the first place.
Prof. Hongxia Wang
We speak with Professor Hongxia Wang from QUT about a new project that hopes to utilize graphene and other low-cost carbon materials to produce commercially viable, ultra low-cost, flexible perovskite solar cells.
Moti Segev & Vlad Shalaev
In this interview, AzoNano speaks to Professor Moti Segev and Professor Vladimir Shalaev, who made surprising discoveries about photonic time crystals that challenge existing research and theories.
Siyu Chen, Ph.D.
In this interview, we discuss a new approach to surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy that utilizes nano-pockets to capture target molecules, ensuring a highly sensitive way to detect chemical processes.
This product profile from Merck outlines information about ultrastable fluorescent silica nanobeads.
The ClearView scintillator camera that elevates your everyday transmission electron microscopy (TEM).
Achieve high-throughput co-localized imaging and in-situ nanoindentation with Bruker’s Hysitron PI 89 Auto SEM.