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.
Capacitive deionisation (CDI) is a promising alternative technology in desalination which is particularly suitable for small-scale inland brackish water desalination due to its lower energy demand and low maintenance requirements.
Low-dimensional allotropes of carbon (including two-dimensional graphene and one-dimensional carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoribbons), collectively known as carbon nanomaterials, have extraordinary physical properties that can be exploited for their exciting prospects in a variety of electronics applications.
Over the past several decades there has been an explosive growth in research and development related to nano materials.
Biomolecular Electronics is a branch of nano-science and technology dealing with the investigation and the technological exploitation of electron transport properties in special classes of biomolecules.
Nanostructured materials already play important roles in our everyday lives. From sun blockers to anti-scratching paintings, nanomaterials are revolutionizing how we see materials, improving their performances, and broadening the horizons of applications.
A new word was invented in 2002: "Nanopathology", and that name was used as the title of an FP5 European Commission Project coordinated by Dr. Antonietta Gatti aimed at verifying the "impact of micro and nanoparticle in inducing pathologies".
A crystalline material such as gold undergoing a permanent change in shape when loaded mechanically is the result of crystal plasticity. The scientific inquiry for the ideal strength against plastic deformation in crystals has been a focal point for research for almost 90 years.
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.