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, 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.
Nanotechnology has been well supported in the UK within a rather restricted budget, in ways that have encouraged the effective use of funds and with a clear policy to translate the outputs of basic research into future applications.
Microfluidics is a research area within MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) and is concerned with the control of the flow of fluids measured in micro, nano, or even Pico, litre, quantities.
This "Thought Leader' article from Prof Luis M. Liz-Marzan discusses a novel and efficient method to coat CTAB-capped gold nanoparticles, opening up new avenues toward the fabrication of miniaturized sensing devices.