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Manufacturing methods and processes using nanotechnology can bring down the cost of LCD rapidly, make photovoltalic cells cheaper, and make transistors and processors much faster.

Nanoelectronics Make Devices Affordable

Bangalore | Posted on December 9th, 2010

Speakers at Nanoelectronics session on Day two of the 3rd Bangalore Nano, listed many such exciting possibilities. Bangalore Nano the flagship event on nanotechnology organized by The Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka under the guidance of Vision Group on Nanotechnology.

Mr. Suraj Rengarajan, Engineering Manager, Applied Materials, said, "Using the concepts of general large scale manufacturing, nano materials can be developed. Electronics industry can bring down the costs of many electronic devices using nanotechnology. Cost per function is going down via innovation in nano manufacturing. This became true for semiconductor LCD TVs and solar panels. In the near future, we do not need any more subsidies to use solar panels because of nano technology intensive manufacturing methods."

Dr. Arindam Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, IISc, said, "Graphene, the building block of graphite can be used to produce a variety of products from electronic conductors to many other materials. Using nanomanufacturing methods. Very soon we can make much faster transistors using grapheme in place of the present silicon. It can be used to manufacture cloths with biosensors. As an active material in photovoltaic cells. Grapheme can be used to manufacture toxic gas sensor instruments. Graphene can be used as electronic collector in photovoltaic cells. It can also other electrodes in solar cells."

Dr. Satheesh Krishnamurthy, Research Officer, Dublin City University, Ireland, answered the questions of audience on how nano manufacturing methods can bring down the prices of many gadgets we use in our day to day life.

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