The AZoNano.com "Nanotech Thought Leaders" series is a collection of articles that cover the key technology areas where Nanotechnology is making an impact and where it will make an increasing impact. All the articles are written by experts who have been invited as recognised leaders in their fields to provide a "state of the art" contribution.
Heterogeneous photocatalysis involves the use of a semi-conducting material which can be excited by the absorption of light.
Coventry based advanced technology company Exilica Limited has recently teamed up with Rondol Technology Limited, a producer of polymer processing equipment, to produce prototype composite plastics containing Exilica's µ-Sq beads and Hollow silica shells.
The future success of nanotechnology in textile applications lies in areas where new functionalities are combined into durable, multifunctional textile systems without compromising the inherent favourable textile properties.
PMMA is a non water soluble polymer that can be synthesized in a very controllable way by different polymerization techniques, with a narrow molecular distribution and it is easily functionalizable.
Food is not the first field that comes to mind when looking for opportunities to apply the results of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
RMIT University researchers have used nanotechnology to create a pioneering sensor that can precisely measure one of the world's most poisonous substances, mercury.
Information storage is such an important aspect that it has been pioneering the development of information technology. As one of the most promising subsets, optical data storage has led to a series of revolutionary advances in this area.
There has been a lot of talk in the mainstream media regarding fuel cell powered vehicles as a greener and cleaner alternative to petrol engines over the past few years.
Optical lithography has driven many of the advances in nano-scale manufacturing, with its ability to print ever smaller features as the technology matures.
RNA interference (RNAi) is a powerful strategy for suppressing gene expression in a sequence-specific manner.