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.
In this interview, Gang Han tells AZoNano about his work on photoluminescent nanoparticles, which show great promise for super-resolution microscopy and deep-tissue imaging.
In this interview, David Carroll, Director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University, talks to AzoNano about their new FIPEL lighting technology, how it will compete in the lighting market, and the limits of nanomanufacturing.
In this interview, Prof Rohit Karnik from MIT tells AZoNano about his work on graphene membranes.
In this interview, Dr Ventsislav Valev talks to AZoNano about his research on "hotspots" in electrical fields on nanostructured surfaces, which have applications in catalysis, sensors and analytical science.
In this interview, Prof. Michael Strano and Dr. Qing Hua Wang talk about their work on graphene, and explain how the properties of the atomically thin layers of carbon depend on what type of material they are placed on.
In this interview, Professor Robert Dorey talks to AZoNano about his work on personal energy generation technologies, which will have many applications in the military sector, as well as in consumer devices.
For the past decade, scientists and engineers have been gaining increasing control over the properties of matter at the nanometer scale - measuring, predicting and constructing nanoparticles and nanostructures.
Due to the ever increasing energy demand and growing global concern over the environmental impact of CO2 emissions, there is a need to seek solutions to transit from fossil fuels to sustainable energy.
Thermodynamic relations may be regarded as the motor driving chemical processes (while chemical kinetics represents the brakes).
The statement that a materials functionality is controlled by defects is perhaps the most recognized paradigm of materials science, solid state electrochemistry, and condensed physics alike.