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To answer this, one does not have to look far as the Cavendish Laboratory is rather open with current projects. For example, Nanophotonics, which is the study of the conduct of light on the nanometer scale and its interactions, is an ongoing study at the Cavendish Laboratory (NanoPhotonics, n.d., para. 1). Specifically, the NanoPhotonics Group (NP) is looking into nano-plasmonics, polymer photonic crystals, semiconductor microcavities, et cetera (NanoPhotonics, n.d., para. 2). At this current time, it is rather difficult, as assembling “nano-chunks” of matter into a structure creates nano-materials that have emergent properties, which are not found in their constituents (NanoPhotonics, n.d., para. 3). Their goal is “moving from expensive fabrication of devices to elegant nano-assembly in which materials ‘build themselves’” (NanoPhotonics, n.d., para. 3). Overall this has a large reward if research is successful and actually leads towards a
Ricardo Morales on the synthesis and characterization of bimetallic magnetic nanoparticles for further application in cancer treatment, I gained the skill sets needed to come up with research ideas and implement them as well as how to resolve issues that arise within any research. My experience as a teaching assistant in organic and general chemistry at the University of La Verne Chemistry Department taught me the importance of lab safety and the joys of connecting what is learned in lecture to lab and helping students make that connection in a lab setting while creating a safe environment. My experience as an Academic Success Center tutor in chemistry course from general chemistry to advance organic chemistry taught me the joys of helping students to truly understand material and not memorize it but have that knowledge become a part of them that they can use whether in a research setting or to explain those concepts to their peers. These experiences in undergrad allowed me to determine that academia was the right fit for me; graduate school will give the skills needed to fulfill this
The world is continuously changing; development of nature is becoming more complex and diverse. Ways of obtaining products are becoming more difficult to achieve. Luckily, nanotechnology is here to make that process a little bit easier. In the near future, new developments in agriculture promise to “help decrease production costs by reducing energy consumption, attenuate environmental pollution and increase the production efficiencies in developed countries. Moreover, nanotechnology may be a useful tool to address different social problems of developing countries such as the need for clean water and the treatment of epidemic diseases (qtd. in Fleischer and Grunwald, 2008).” quoted by Sabry and Nesreen (119). In short, the developments it has on the future allows for a cleaner and less costly food production for the consumers by creating new inventions that can help solve some of the environmental problems . It takes away unhealthy environmental facts by going on the route based on green energy efficiency with the use of nanotechnology. Almost every issues is solved through the help of technology, by doing so it expands our knowledge for the possibilities of a better
The article, Nanotechnology in the Military by Will Soutter, discusses the many ways in which the government is investing in nanotechnology research for military use. The article points out that nanotechnology is something that many countries are starting to spend large amounts of money to fund research on ways to use nanotechnology for military advancement. The main focus for military advancement through nanotechnology would be better medical care and better clothing for protection and to communicate. In the article the Ministry of Defense predicts that nano-bots could soon be used to help with medical care. In addition, communication devices could be nano-enhanced by 2030. Researchers are looking for ways to use nanotechnology to improve
This interest was fostered through an undergraduate research project I conducted in the summer of 2016, funded by the Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium (OSGC). This NASA sponsored program allowed me to investigate the integration of varying degrees of personality traits outlined in behavioral biology into computer-simulated robots and learn how to work with a complex computer science project under Dr. Brent Eskridge, the Chair of the Computer Science / Network Engineering department at Southern Nazarene University. This project sparked my interest with nanoparticles because I saw that through the creation and simulation process present in the research, these same two processes could work with creating and testing theoretical compounds as alternatives for fuel or building materials. I am extremely interested in exploring how computer science, computational chemistry, and nanoparticles can be used
Nanoparticles are being used in a diverse range of products for multiple applications which increases the chances to contaminate the environment. Nanomaterial can be released accidentally or intentionally. Being released to air, soil and water NPs pose threat as they are very small particles and can float into air or get transported to another place through water. Soil contamination leads to accumulation for long time and further pollutes ground water (Tripathi et al. 2012). Among the applications coatings, paints, and pigments are quite important and have the highest possibility of being released into soil and water. Electronics and optics signify a major application, and NPs used are more likely to be disposed in landfills. Nanoparticles
In 2002, The US Department Of Defense established the Institute of Soldier Nanotechnology (ISN) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The goal is to develop the future of the military to make soldiers
Many people still want to know who will benefit most from nanotechnology. Nanotechnology has given us so much already and not just to the wealthy. Take a look around your house. Most of the things that you own were created or
During the course of human history, fungi has always been used as food and exploited to preserve and ferment beverages and foods. By the twentieth century, we had learned to protect human health by harnessing fung (immunosuppressive agents, anti-cholesterol statins and antibiotics), while industries made us of fungi to support large scale production of acids, biosurfactants and enzymes. In the 1980’s, with the dawn of fresh nanotechnology, fungi had remained important by being able to synthesize nanoparticles.
The aim of this paper is to analyse the use of nanotechnology in alternative energy production, storage and as a means of reducing energy consumption.
Nanotechnology has not advanced to the level of science fiction, but this has not stopped people from envisioning millions of uses for nanobots in everyday applications. The most common ideas are expressed in popular culture via movies, video games, and books. Star Trek was one of the first medias to broach the idea of nanotechnology by creating a fictional species called the Borg (Figure 1). According to the TV show, the Borg are a pseudo-species of cybernetic organisms that take over other organic life with nanites being injected into the blood stream. Once
Nanoscience is a rapidly-developing field that covers a wide-range of application in a large variety of areas of science and technology. It is a phenomenon and manipulation of materials at atomic, molecular and micro molecular scales, where properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale. The subject nanotechnology deals with study of manufacturing and manipulation of matter at nano-scale in the size range of 1-100 nm in any of the one dimension of the object which are called as nanoparticles (Rajan, 2004). Nanoscience and nanotechnologies are widely seen as having huge potential to bring benefits in areas of interfacing physical, chemical, medical, biological, agricultural, environmental, and engineering sciences with myriad