Nano-composite plastics and carbon nanotubes have been utilized for industrial and consumer packaging, the later offering an improved packaging solution for electronics components by making the materials used lighter and stronger. Nano-porous silica is a high porous, low-density solid material that supports various temperatures making it a great insulation product that can be applied in a wide range of fields from pipe insulation to refrigerators and even microelectronics. Nanoparticle based colloids are employed in the manufacturing of sunscreens, paints, and printer inks and nano-coatings can be applied in order to obtain scratch resistant surfaces. Composite nano-materials can be considered the basis for all the other current and future commercial applications of nanotechnology.
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
The evolution of polymers throughout the past has been very impressive. Many industries depend very heavily on polymers. A polymer is a long molecule consisting of many similar or identical building blocks linked by covalent bonds ( ). Polymer means many monomers. A monomer is a simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers ( ). Polymerization is the process of connecting these monomers together and creating large macromolecules of different sizes and shapes ( ).
Paper: Dan and I are writing are paper for J. Mater. Sci. We obviously do not have enough data for a true publication, so we are focusing on writing as much as we have based on the journal guidelines. We are both focusing on the adsorption of dyes with MOF-based nanocomposites to polymers. As of now, we have decided not to go into any antimicrobial applications
My research themes and scholarly interests center on interdisciplinary science education for both undergraduate science majors and non-science majors. I plan to look into the design and development of new functional materials1,2 that could go beyond the conventional molecular dimensions2 and include bioinspired assemblies, supramolecular architectures, and nanoscale materials. Molecular assembly,2 a key feature of natural “active” materials, appears to be important for the chemical origins of life.3 Highly selective biomolecular
Nanomedicine has been tested to try and fight cancer cells and destroy them by the University of California, Los Angeles(UCLA). The nanomedicine has improved unmodified medicine including targeting efficiency. Nanomedicine delivers a “Double whammy” as it is put by UCLA. Nanomedicine has the strength to possibly overcome some of the most severe diseases especially cancer because once cancer is able to be extinguished the human race could become nearly invulnerable. Cancer is one of the most severe cases of a disease. Cancer could kill thousands and diagnose way more people.
Electrospinning uses an electric field to control the formation and deposition of polymeric fibers onto the targeted surface or substrate [181-183]. In this method, a polymeric solution is injected with a specific voltage that generates a potential difference between the polymeric solution and the targeted substrate. This lead to the ejection of the polymeric fluid from a tip of the capillary or a spinneret when the electrical charges overcome the surface tension of the fluid. As the solvent evaporates, fibers with diameters ranging from several microns to several hundred nanometers can be formed . The diameter of the fibers can be regulated by modifying the flow rate and concentration of the polymer, and altering the distance
This book by Hornyak and partners brings into perspective an integrated introduction to the nanoscience and its applications. The book further presents illustrations in full color regarding nanotechnology. From these illustrations, I will be developing a detailed understanding of the fundamentals of nanotechnology. I will also be acquiring knowledge on the different aspects of nanotechnology including chemistry, physics, and biology. The authors also discuss the impacts of nanotechnology on the society, which is also an important part of my paper. I will be gathering information on industrial concerns associated with nanotechnology in manufacturing and safety. This will broaden my discussion to a better-informed approach in explaining implications of nanotechnology in the modern
A polymer is a long chain of molecules made up of many repeating identical units called monomers. A polymer made from two or more repeating units of monomers are called copolymers (Smith et al., 2006). Monomers are often made up of Hydrogen and Carbon with extra elements such as Oxygen, Nitrogen and Chlorine, creating the backbone of the polymer. These can be made synthetically, such as polyethylene or occur naturally like cellulose, as are the polymers being investigated are. Polylactic acid is made naturally and Polypropylene is made synthetically. Polymers can be three dimensional networks which don’t melt such as epoxy resin, and are called thermoset polymers, two dimensional or one dimensional networks or chains which can be melted such as polypropylene called thermoplastic polymers
Nanotechnology is the development of atoms in a certain object. Nanotechnology has become very popular in the past few years. It is a way to rebuild the systems of life. To make systems move faster than ever before. Nanometer is about 10 times the size of an atom. Each of these has a huge effect on a system. Still there are questions out there that keep people wondering how important nanotechnology is to us. Many wonder how will it affect them and if we should continue this research. I myself wondered about nanotechnology. After researching this topic I have learned new and interesting facts to help me understand the entire concept.
Nanofilled composites are composed of nanomers (particle size of 5-75nm) and nano clusters which replaces filler particles. The nano filler particles are composed of zirconia and silica particles (particle size of 5-20nm). The nano clusters size ranges from 0.6-1.3µm. The nano clusters are treated with silane with helps t bind the nanofllers to the resin. The small size particles result in better physical properties: less polymerisation shrinkage, less
The main technique that will be used during this project is electrospinning nanofibers. The goal of electrospinning is to produce polymer fibers so that their diameters are much smaller, on a nano-scale size. Electrospinning fibers is a relatively cost effective and simple set-up (Pham, 2006) as shown in Figure 1.
The outstanding potential of magnetic polymer nanocomposites stems from the ability to obtain structures with the combinations of properties that neither individual material possesses. It is possible to synthesize these nanocomposites in desired shape and size with controlled properties of stability, surface area, magnetic, optical, and catalytic properties. The easy separation and controlled
In recent years, polymer nanocomposites have been the subject of intensive research because of the electrical characteristics of such