UTS Science in Focus: The future of science and technology at the nanoscale
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Miniaturisation has revolutionised the semiconductor industry making technological devices smaller, smarter and more hi tech than ever before. The nanotech industry has huge potential to boost the world economy and already plays critical roles in fields as diverse as nanoelectrons, gas sensing, energy efficient lighting, high strength materials and antibacterial agents.
Nanostructured materials are engineered with a precision of one millionth of a millimetre, a length scale associated with small molecules and the fundamental building blocks of light and electricity. Laboratory techniques are complicated by the need to work at extremely small length scales, while accurate computer simulations struggle with the "large" sizes of nano scale systems.
Professor Milos Toth and Associate Professor Mike Ford will discuss new innovative research methods designed to overcome these problems, including the use of electron beams to manipulate and image matter at the nano scale, chemical self-assembly material fabrication methods and mathematical scaling algorithms that enable fundamental physical and chemical analysis of systems larger than a handful of atoms.
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Further information: Lisa Aloisio