This issue of the Nanotechnology TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of nanocoatings for solar panels, graphene for batteries production, and carbon nanotubes-based coatings to prevent ice build-up on aircraft. These innovations can be used in various applications such as energy and industrial processing, and healthcare. Additionally, this TOE includes an innovation focused on simple production of nanosensors and nanoarrays to detect cancer cells, silk-based nanostructures for flexible electronics, tunable metamaterials for healthcare applications, and auxetic material for body armor. A novel nanotribological 3D printing technology for additive manufacturing of nanostructures, and a microstructure layered material for improved efficiency of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells are also presented in the TOE.
The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing.
The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries.
1. Advances in Nanotechnology
Self-cleaning Coating Based on Nanosized Silica for Use in Production of Solar Panels
Method to Simplify Production of Nanosensors
Graphene to Boost the Energy Density, Charging Speed, and Lifespan of Batteries
Gold Nanoparticles to Detect Cancer Cells
Carbon Nanotubes to Prevent Ice Build-up
Nanotribological 3D Printing Technology for Additive Manufacturing of Nano-sized Structures
Silk-based Nanostructures for Flexible Electronics
Tunable Mechanical Metamaterial for Applications in Healthcare
Auxetic Material for Body Armor
Microstructure Layered Material for Improved Efficiency of Solar Cells
2. Key Contacts