Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Nanomaterials can Enhance Lifespan of Machines and Humans

Abstract:
Day two of the 3rd Bangalore Nano organized by The Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka under the guidance of Vision Group on Nanotechnology, opened with a Plenary Session on Nano-Materials, chaired by Dr. S Sampath - Professor, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, IISc featuring a galaxy of speakers, namely - Dr. Dunbar P Birnie III - Chair Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Mr. Stefan Bill - MD, Rewitec Gmbh, Germany, Prof. Sarit Kumar Das, Professor, Heat Transfer and Thermal Power Lab, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, IIT, Chennai, Mr. Gregory Favaro - Marketing Manager, CSM Instruments, Switzerland, Dr. Samik Kumar Hait - Sr Research Officer, Nanotechnology Department, Indian Oil R& D Center and Dr. K Lakshmi Kantam - Head, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology.

Nanomaterials can Enhance Lifespan of Machines and Humans

Bangalore | Posted on December 9th, 2010

The importance of nano materials is growing day-by-day, as they promise exiting solutions in developing efficient end products compared to the present conventional products, especially in the fields of medicine and engineering. Several innovations were showcased and presented on day two of Bangalore Nano 2010.

Chairing the session Dr. S Sampath, said "The subject of nano materials by itself is a result of multi disciplinary functions. It cuts across the traditional categorization of subjects. When used by integrating knowledge of various subjects, nanotechnology can deliver most advanced and precision materials for many applications."

Dr. Dunbar P Birnie III, speaking on one of the applications of nanotechnology said, "Nano structure improvements help to produce high quality Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC). This dye sensitized nano technology can lead to the production of low cost printable cells. Processes like emulsion templates make it possible to achieve better composite conductivity."

Mr. Stefan Bill of Rewitec based in Germany said that their technology reduces friction on the surface of materials, which results in reduced noise and improved lifetime of engines. This nano-coating technology not only improves fuel efficiency but also protects surfaces of gear boxes in shipping, automobile, mining, and cement manufacturing machines and also reduces emissions from cars to a great extent. Durable wear protection and reconditioning for high loaded bearings, gearboxes and engines is another benefit. Nanocoating the metal surfaces while the system is running, helps industries like wind mills and cement units, where-in stopping a system for repairs would become a costly affair, taking several weeks to months to get back on track. Citing an example, he said, "lifespan of a gear box in wind turbines is normally 20 years, but many have not seen a day beyond seven years of normal functioning but coating them with nano-materials can double their lifespan."

Prof. Sarit Kumar Das, said, "Using photothermal nanoantennas for tumor ablation revolutionise the cancer treatment in future. Early detection is the key for better treatment of cancer. Normally, more radiation goes into the neighboring cells than to the tumor cells damaging them during laser treatment. But, if we deliver magnetic nanoparticles via DNA mediated treatment, the neighboring healthy tissues remain untouched. The same nanotechnology can be used to treat tumors in deeper parts of the body. Surface coated gold nano rods can be an effective therapeutic tool for treating tumors in an efficient way. In fact, multi disciplinary collaborations have made it possible to achieve successful results in lab rats."

Mr Gregory Favaro, spoke on mechanical characterization of ultra thin nano coatings on cutting tools to improve their efficiency, ten folds or more.

"Nanotechnology intervention in petroleum products is improving the efficiency of lubricants by achieving reduced friction, higher thermal conductivity, and enhanced reserve basicity. Nanoparticles require only in small quantities for such applications. Infact, IOC is the first Indian company to use nanotechnology in lubricant research." said Dr. Samik Kumar Hait.

Dr. K Lakshmi Kantam, said, "Nano catalysis has wide ranging applications in pharma and petroleum industries. Petrochemical products account for 39% of global chemical market. Fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals are major beneficiaries of nanocatalysis. IICT has developed a process based on nano catalysis to convert waste plastics into fuel oil. This technology is transferred to a company to commercialise it."

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Rajiv Shankar
Equator Communications
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

Nanocatalysts improve processes for the petrochemical industry August 28th, 2015

CWRU researchers efficiently charge a lithium-ion battery with solar cell: Coupling with perovskite solar cell holds potential for cleaner cars and more August 27th, 2015

Successful boron-doping of graphene nanoribbon August 27th, 2015

Nanolab Technologies LEAPS Forward with High-Performance Analysis Services to the World: Nanolab Orders Advanced Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP®) Microscope from CAMECA Unit of AMETEK Materials Analysis Division August 27th, 2015

Thin films

Electrospray solves longstanding problem in Langmuir-Blodgett assembly: The electrospray spreads water-soluble solvents on water while minimizing mixing August 20th, 2015

Scientists achieve major breakthrough in thin-film magnetism August 17th, 2015

Rice, Penn State open center for 2-D coatings: National Science Foundation selects universities to develop atom-thin materials with industry partners August 13th, 2015

Thin films offer promise for ferroelectric devices: Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology demystify the ferroelectric properties observed in hafnium-oxide-based thin films, revealing a potentially useful device material August 3rd, 2015

Possible Futures

Sediment dwelling creatures at risk from nanoparticles in common household products August 13th, 2015

Harris & Harris Group Reports Financial Statements as of June 30, 2015, and Announces a Stock Repurchase Program August 10th, 2015

Molecular trick alters rules of attraction for non-magnetic metals August 5th, 2015

Global Carbon Nanotubes Industry 2015: Acute Market Reports August 4th, 2015

Nanomedicine

These microscopic fish are 3-D-printed to do more than swim: Researchers demonstrate a novel method to build microscopic robots with complex shapes and functionalities August 26th, 2015

Glitter from silver lights up Alzheimer's dark secrets August 25th, 2015

Cervical cancer detection goes portable August 25th, 2015

Louisiana Tech University researchers discover synthesis of a new nanomaterial: Interdisciplinary team creates biocomposite for first time using physiological conditions August 24th, 2015

Materials/Metamaterials

Nanocatalysts improve processes for the petrochemical industry August 28th, 2015

Successful boron-doping of graphene nanoribbon August 27th, 2015

Developing Component Scale Composites Using Nanocarbons August 26th, 2015

Quantum diffraction at a breath of nothing: Physicists build stable diffraction structure in atomically thin graphene August 25th, 2015

Announcements

Nanocatalysts improve processes for the petrochemical industry August 28th, 2015

CWRU researchers efficiently charge a lithium-ion battery with solar cell: Coupling with perovskite solar cell holds potential for cleaner cars and more August 27th, 2015

Successful boron-doping of graphene nanoribbon August 27th, 2015

Nanolab Technologies LEAPS Forward with High-Performance Analysis Services to the World: Nanolab Orders Advanced Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP®) Microscope from CAMECA Unit of AMETEK Materials Analysis Division August 27th, 2015

Automotive/Transportation

CWRU researchers efficiently charge a lithium-ion battery with solar cell: Coupling with perovskite solar cell holds potential for cleaner cars and more August 27th, 2015

Lehigh University-DuPont tribology research seeks to reduce wear and waste August 13th, 2015

Flexible dielectric polymer can stand the heat August 6th, 2015

Sol-gel capacitor dielectric offers record-high energy storage July 30th, 2015

Events/Classes

Nanometrics to Participate in the Citi 2015 Global Technology Conference August 26th, 2015

Developing Component Scale Composites Using Nanocarbons August 26th, 2015

Nanotechnology that will impact the Security & Defense sectors to be discussed at NanoSD2015 conference August 25th, 2015

Abstract Submission Deadline for “2nd International Conference on Infectious Diseases & Nanomedicine (December 15-18, 2015, Kathmandu, NEPAL)” has been extended to Sept 15. August 20th, 2015

Nanobiotechnology

Nanotechnology that will impact the Security & Defense sectors to be discussed at NanoSD2015 conference August 25th, 2015

Louisiana Tech University researchers discover synthesis of a new nanomaterial: Interdisciplinary team creates biocomposite for first time using physiological conditions August 24th, 2015

How UEA research could help build computers from DNA August 19th, 2015

Biophysics: Formation of swarms in nanosystems August 18th, 2015

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