Nanotechnologies & New Materials
Nanotech increasingly touches our lives, across IT, medicine, transport and energy. Tailoring the structures of materials at tiny scales makes them stronger, lighter and more reactive. Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms, is billed as tomorrow’s wonder material – dominating everything from flexible, wearable transparent electronics to high performance computing.
Stories in Nanotech & Materials
Can nanotechnology rewire an injured spinal cord?
The ByAxon project is developing a new implant that restores the transmission of electrical signals in an injured central nervous system
New ‘Quantum Sorter’ provides information on demand at the atomic scale
Radical techniques in electron microscopy could revolutionise studies in physics, biochemistry, materials and more
Microscopic antennas to peer into nano-sized worlds
Lizard skins and bark bugs inspire energy saving materials
Research projects in this field
Beating the energy consumption limit in computers by developing state-of-the-art physical switches for digital devices
- Prototyping phase
Creating a new set of hybrid photovoltaic devices which are able to meet the ultra-high temperature capacity operated in latent heat thermal storage (LHTES)