Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Opportunities galore in Nano Materials

Abstract:
The 3rd edition of Bangalore Nano organized by The Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka under the guidance of Vision Group on Nanotechnology was inaugurated today at the Lalit Ashok. The focal theme of Bangalore Nano 2010 is "Frontiers of Nanotechnology: Impact on India. This TWO day event is featuring top global intellects, entrepreneurs and organizations in the field of Nanotechnology.

Opportunities galore in Nano Materials

Bangalore | Posted on December 8th, 2010

Speaking on Plastic Electronics: Nanotech at a Large Scale, Prof. Sir Richard Friend, introduced the audience to the study of organic polymers as semiconductors, and also demonstrated how these materials can be used in wide range of semiconductor devices, including light-emitting diodes and transistors. He co-founded Cambridge Display Technology Ltd in 1992 to develop light-emitting diode displays and Plastic Logic Ltd in 2000, to develop polymer transistor circuits that are now being developed as flexible active-matrix backplanes for e-paper displays. He is currently working on organic thin-film solar cells.

He said that Printed plastic electronics was very much a part of nanotechnology and offered an effective solution for various industry applications like printing and greater convenience as compared to lighting by silicon electronic displays. Since the demand of the future was to provide for panel lighting that would be spread over a large area as compared to focused LED lighting, there was tremendous scope for research in this field and tapping commercial opportunities too. He made a comparison between OLED and OTFT (organic thin film transistors) fields and the status and opportunities in each in the past, present and future. OTFT could be used in paper like flexible displays and could offer all polymer next generation display solutions for the future.

Cambridge University is currently collaborating with the printing giant Epson on various print technologies based on PE. However, future applications in the field would depend on the engineering practices adopted.

Sir Richard Friend then demonstrated a real e-reader that he described as "just made of plastic" in which the schedule for the day had been captured. Unlike a traditional silicon display board, it was light, flexible, tough and easy to carry or fix.

Prof. Yoshio Bando, Fellow, National Institute for Material Science (NIMS), COO, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) Japan, Nanotech R&D in Japan, presented an outline of NIMS. Introducing the audience to the role of nanotechnology and its importance in research in Japan, Prof. Yoshio Bando spoke about the impetus given by the government to research and development in the country. The Nanotechnology R&D Policy started as a Basic plan in FY 1996 with an investment of 17.6 trillion for the I S&T Plan period of 1996- 2000.The II S&T Basic Plan for FY 2001 -2005 saw an investment of 21.1 trillion yen and the III S&T Basic Plan for FY 2006-2010 had 25 trillion yen by the government.

The government of Japan has earmarked certain areas of research. Primary areas of research include Life Sciences, IT, Environmental Sciences and Nanotechnology and materials, Prof. Bando said.

Describing that Nanotechnology would encompass anything measuring 1-100 nm, it would help observe matter in atomic and molecular levels.

In Japan, a new leading concept titled "True Nano" has gained ground. This "True Nano" is defined as an abrupt jump in science and technology. It is expected to have a large impact on the fields of research and science.

The Nanotechnology Network Project sponsored by the government of Japan has six basic areas of i.e Basic Research, Commercial and Industrial Development, Infra development, Sector Linkage, Personnel Training and Research and Research and System Reforms. It is in the field of Research and System Reforms that MANA has been named among the top 5 research institutes in the world.

Speaking on the Ministries involved in the encouragement of science and nanotech in the country, Prof. Yoshio said that METI, MEXT and MHLW had a major role in the same. NIMS and RIKEN have been considered as major institutes for nanotechnology research by the Ministries.

The mission of the Nanotech Network Project is to provide opportunities to use nano facilities and to spread information and organize studies. There is a definite network building program of these research centers for reduction of Carbon Dioxide in the materials used for nanotechnology.

Tsukuba Innovation Arena is the brainchild of NIMS and is envisaged as providing public-private collaboration platforms in nanotechnology. There are various government Projects run for Societal Implications of Nanotechnology that involve MEXT, METI, NEDO and include research on scope, risks, innovations and applications of nanotechnology in everyday situations.

After Nano Tech 2009, that was one of the largest exhibitions in the world on nanotechnology, MEXT is sponsoring the next biggest expo on Nanotechnology i.e Nano Tech 2011 in which around 50,000 participants are expected from all over the world.

Dr. Hiran Vedam - Founder & CEO, NanoConsulting Pte. Ltd., MD, Nanoholdings Asia Pte. Ltd., Singapore Topic: Nanotechnology for Sustainability

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Hiram Vedam described NanoConsulting and Nanoholdings Asia Pte. Ltd as Asia based boutique consulting firms. She said they were focusing on meeting the goals set by UN Millennium Development Goals.

The firms are involved in transitioning technologies from research to market in the context of large multi-national corporations, SMEs and in academic settings.

Regarding the role of Nanotechnology in sustainability, nanotechnology can play a role in saving water, energy and environment, Dr. Hiran said. At a time when the world's supplies of water and fossil fuels are nearly depleted, cheaper, local, sustainable and efficient means of energy are the need of the hour. Nano based solutions can save sufficient amounts of energy, it is felt.

The reason why a majority of organizations/individuals fail in transferring research into commercial opportunities is because of various reasons like lack of IP Management, Comparative Analysis, lack of Engineering Projects Management, Industry interaction and PR skills, she added.

"Nanoholdings enters the scene at the research level in the university, identifies potential successes projects, take major stakeholding, grant equity to the researcher and monitor the project closely. Once the product is a success (or even a failure), the firm pulls out." she said.

Examples of intervention by Nanoholdings are NCI from Rice University where nanotechnology is applied for energy management, Paramata Intrinsic Sensing of failures in composites (useful in the aviation sector), Nirvision for combating disruptive night vision, nSolgel, an environment friendly cement and FishGil for energy efficient desalination.

Question Answer Session

Q1. One of the participants asked the speakers about the problems with use of carbon in nanotubes.

Dr Yoshio answered that there was no final answer and researchers were still looking for solutions.

Q2. Another participant asked about the life expectancy of OLED displays

Dr Richard Friend answered that they had a very long life i.e. more than 10 years.

Q3. Another participant asked about the infrastructure required for Nanotechnology

The speakers replied that there were various infrastructure requirements like soft and hard infrastructures.

Q4. Another participant asked about the research on the impact of nanoparticles on health and environment.

Dr Richard Friend clarified that the particles used in the process were responsible for such effects, but right now, none of the particles had exhibited much toxicological or environmental effects.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Rajiv Shankar
Equator Communications
Ph: 9880893823

Copyright © Vision Group on Nanotechnology

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription: New super-resolution technique visualizes important role of short-lived enzyme clusters May 27th, 2016

Doubling down on Schrödinger's cat May 27th, 2016

Finding a new formula for concrete: Researchers look to bones and shells as blueprints for stronger, more durable concrete May 26th, 2016

Deep Space Industries and SFL selected to provide satellites for HawkEye 360’s Pathfinder mission: The privately-funded space-based global wireless signal monitoring system will be developed by Deep Space Industries and UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory May 26th, 2016

Thin films

Light can 'heal' defects in new solar cell materials: Defects in some new electronic materials can be removed by making ions move under illumination May 24th, 2016

Graphene: A quantum of current - When current comes in discrete packages: Viennese scientists unravel the quantum properties of the carbon material graphene May 20th, 2016

New research shows how silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets: Silver nanowires are an ideal material for current and future flexible touch-screen technologies May 13th, 2016

Display technology/LEDs/SS Lighting/OLEDs

Nanotubes are beacons in cancer-imaging technique: Rice University researchers use spectral triangulation to pinpoint location of tumors May 21st, 2016

This 'nanocavity' may improve ultrathin solar panels, video cameras and more May 16th, 2016

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription: New super-resolution technique visualizes important role of short-lived enzyme clusters May 27th, 2016

Doubling down on Schrödinger's cat May 27th, 2016

Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the 'Internet of Things' May 26th, 2016

Thermal modification of wood and a complex study of its properties by magnetic resonance May 26th, 2016

Academic/Education

Graphene: Progress, not quantum leaps May 23rd, 2016

Smithsonian Science Education Center and National Space Society Team Up for Next-Generation Space Education Program "Enterprise In Space" May 11th, 2016

The University of Colorado Boulder, USA, combines Raman spectroscopy and nanoindentation for improved materials characterisation May 9th, 2016

Albertan Science Lab Opens in India May 7th, 2016

Chip Technology

Gigantic ultrafast spin currents: Scientists from TU Wien (Vienna) are proposing a new method for creating extremely strong spin currents. They are essential for spintronics, a technology that could replace today's electronics May 25th, 2016

Diamonds closer to becoming ideal semiconductors: Researchers find new method for doping single crystals of diamond May 25th, 2016

Dartmouth team creates new method to control quantum systems May 24th, 2016

Attosecond physics: A switch for light-wave electronics May 24th, 2016

Nanotubes/Buckyballs/Fullerenes

Programmable materials find strength in molecular repetition May 23rd, 2016

Nanotubes are beacons in cancer-imaging technique: Rice University researchers use spectral triangulation to pinpoint location of tumors May 21st, 2016

Unveiling the electron's motion in a carbon nanocoil: Development of a precise resistivity measurement system for quasi-one-dimensional nanomaterials using a focused ion beam May 16th, 2016

New research shows how silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets: Silver nanowires are an ideal material for current and future flexible touch-screen technologies May 13th, 2016

Nanomedicine

Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription: New super-resolution technique visualizes important role of short-lived enzyme clusters May 27th, 2016

Supercrystals with new architecture can enhance drug synthesis May 24th, 2016

Nanoscale Trojan horses treat inflammation May 24th, 2016

Tiny packages may pack powerful treatment for brain tumors: Nanocarrier provides efficient delivery of chemotherapeutic drug May 23rd, 2016

Materials/Metamaterials

Thermal modification of wood and a complex study of its properties by magnetic resonance May 26th, 2016

Finding a new formula for concrete: Researchers look to bones and shells as blueprints for stronger, more durable concrete May 26th, 2016

Revealing the nature of magnetic interactions in manganese oxide: New technique for probing local magnetic interactions confirms 'superexchange' model that explains how the material gets its long-range magnetic order May 25th, 2016

Diamonds closer to becoming ideal semiconductors: Researchers find new method for doping single crystals of diamond May 25th, 2016

Announcements

Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription: New super-resolution technique visualizes important role of short-lived enzyme clusters May 27th, 2016

Doubling down on Schrödinger's cat May 27th, 2016

Finding a new formula for concrete: Researchers look to bones and shells as blueprints for stronger, more durable concrete May 26th, 2016

Deep Space Industries and SFL selected to provide satellites for HawkEye 360’s Pathfinder mission: The privately-funded space-based global wireless signal monitoring system will be developed by Deep Space Industries and UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory May 26th, 2016

Environment

The next generation of carbon monoxide nanosensors May 26th, 2016

Novel functionalized nanomaterials for CO2 capture May 10th, 2016

First single-enzyme method to produce quantum dots revealed: Biological manufacturing process, pioneered by three Lehigh University engineers, produces equivalent quantum dots to those made chemically--but in a much greener, cheaper way May 9th, 2016

Los Alamos National Laboratory Expands Scope to Locus Technologies SaaS Contract: Los Alamos National Laboratory Adds Two New Applications to Locus SaaS Platform May 7th, 2016

Energy

Harnessing solar and wind energy in one device could power the 'Internet of Things' May 26th, 2016

Gigantic ultrafast spin currents: Scientists from TU Wien (Vienna) are proposing a new method for creating extremely strong spin currents. They are essential for spintronics, a technology that could replace today's electronics May 25th, 2016

Light can 'heal' defects in new solar cell materials: Defects in some new electronic materials can be removed by making ions move under illumination May 24th, 2016

Technique improves the efficacy of fuel cells: Research demonstrates a new phase transition from metal to ionic conductor May 18th, 2016

Water

Mille-feuille-filter removes viruses from water May 19th, 2016

First single-enzyme method to produce quantum dots revealed: Biological manufacturing process, pioneered by three Lehigh University engineers, produces equivalent quantum dots to those made chemically--but in a much greener, cheaper way May 9th, 2016

Understanding tiny droplets can make for better weather forecasts: Climate change models also benefit from understanding fundamental thermodynamics of water droplets May 6th, 2016

Engineers create a better way to boil water -- with industrial, electronics applications May 5th, 2016

Safety-Nanoparticles/Risk management

PETA science group publishes a review on pulmonary effects of nanomaterials: Archives of Toxicology publishes a review of scientific studies on fibrotic potential of nanomaterials May 26th, 2016

Common nanoparticle has subtle effects on oxidative stress genes May 11th, 2016

Non-animal approach to predict impact of nanomaterials on human lung published Archives of Toxicology publishes workshop recommendations May 2nd, 2016

Scientists propose non-animal tools for assessing the toxicity of nanomaterials: Particle and Fibre Toxicology publishes recommendations from expert group meeting April 26th, 2016

Events/Classes

Novel gene therapy shows potential for lung repair in asthma May 18th, 2016

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals' Preclinical Candidate ARC-LPA Achieves 98% Knockdown and Long Duration of Effect after Subcutaneous Administration May 10th, 2016

Nanometrics Announces Upcoming Investor Events May 10th, 2016

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research and McGill University Announce the McGill AFM Summer School and Workshop, May 12-13, 2016 May 4th, 2016

Nanobiotechnology

Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription: New super-resolution technique visualizes important role of short-lived enzyme clusters May 27th, 2016

Supercrystals with new architecture can enhance drug synthesis May 24th, 2016

Nanoscale Trojan horses treat inflammation May 24th, 2016

Tiny packages may pack powerful treatment for brain tumors: Nanocarrier provides efficient delivery of chemotherapeutic drug May 23rd, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic