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Home > Press > Flagship project on smart nanocomposites starts at CAS

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With the support of the Ministry of Science and Technology, a major research project on intelligent nanocomposites has recently kicked off in Beijing.

Flagship project on smart nanocomposites starts at CAS

China | Posted on February 14th, 2008

Led by Prof. JIANG Lei, its chief scientist from the CAS Institute of Chemistry, the project will mainly focus on the following three aspects: the signal recognition, smart regulation, driving mechanism and structural effects in life systems; new methods for preparing molecular systems capable of making smart responses and related mechanisms at the liquid/solid/and/gas interface; and principles for designing and assembling intelligent nanocomposites, their multi-scale synergy effects, their energy conversion and transport patterns, and new methods for their measurement and characterization.

With a budget of about 13 million yuan for its first two-year implementation, the five-year project is slated to produce new knowledge, new know-how and new materials for the sustainable development of smart materials, and the related technology transfer. It is expected to lay a solid theoretical framework for the new research area, bring up a batch of high-level research professionals, and establish several research teams with worldwide recognition.

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About Chinese Academy of Sciences
CAS strives to build itself into a scientific research base at advanced international level, a base for fostering and bringing up advanced S&T talents, and a base for promoting the development of China's high and new technology industries. By 2010, CAS will have about 80 national institutes noted for their powerful capacities in S&T innovation and sustainable development or with distinctive features; thirty of them will become internationally acknowledged, high-level research institutions, and three to five will be world class.

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