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.
Professor Chopra's research combines expertise in nano/microfabrication, nanostructure growth, materials chemistry, and characterization and spectroscopic techniques to develop novel nanoscale heterostructures.
Many exciting areas of nanotechnology research are converging on artificial photosynthesis. The connection between the health of our plant and the humans it sustains is now part of a growing field termed 'planetary medicine.'
The objective of Dr. Mendes' research at the University of Birmingham is to further develop the interdisciplinary surface bionanotechnology field both on a fundamental level and towards biological and medical applications.
Novel delivery vehicles generated through nanotechnology is raising the exciting prospect for controlled and sustained drug delivery across the impenetrable skin barrier. It is no surprise that nanotechnology is becoming a major focus of dermatologically oriented product development.
While molecular machines driven by chemical, light or thermal energies can be found throughout nature, little progress has been made toward creating synthetic counterparts.
This short review article overviewes a simple but useful method to fabricate 3-D dense-array nanostructures with good regularity of pattern, size, and shape over a large sample area.
At the 'Centre for materials elaboration and structural studies', Professor Wolfgang Bacsa and Pascal Puech and have much focused in screening CNTs with optical methods and developing physical processes for carbon nanotubes working closely with the materials chemists at different local institutions.
IBN's single-step fabrication technique obviates the time-consuming and labor-intensive lithography process for nano-scale device fabrication, and enhances the fabrication accuracy and yield.
Utilization of nanomaterials very often requires their dispersion in various liquids, in order to enable embedding them homogenously in a device or in a final liquid product.
Nanotechnology is particularly relevant to both the utility and fabrication of self-healing materials. For example, as devices reach nanoscale dimensions, it becomes critical to establish means of promoting repair at these length scales.