Nano-engineered materials, nanomaterials can be designed to offer enhanced properties containing biochemical sensitivity, selective transport, strength, electrical or thermal conductivity, optical properties, and others.
FREMONT, CA: The rising field of nano-engineering is revealing countless possibilities for developments in manufacturing, healthcare, robotics, energy, and other industries by transforming structures, materials, and systems at the smallest range.
But how small? Nano-engineering is the management of materials and processes at the nanoscale, which is about one to 100 nanometers. Applying individual nano-elements to large-scale systems is the field’s biggest challenge. Doing so often needs a multidisciplinary strategy to problem solving and systems engineering—a skill set with which engineers are well-resourced. Some experts and researchers are developing new structures and materials, creating bio-inspired miniature robots, or evaluating how nanoparticles affect human health.
Developing Integrated Functional Materials
Wearable electronics is one instance of a real-world application that benefits from nanomaterial advancement. Whether they are directly attached to the skin or integrated into clothes, these electronics gather information to examine human health and activity. For novel nanomaterials to be used competently in the real world, they must be dependable and firm under all working conditions. They also should be manufactured in a scalable and cost-effective way. To expand new functional materials, which match the multi-functionality, adaptability, and intelligence of natural materials; experts are leading a research program that links the gap between macroscale electronics, nanoscale engineering, and intelligent systems.
Nano-engineered materials—nanomaterials can be designed to offer enhanced properties containing biochemical sensitivity, selective transport, strength, electrical or thermal conductivity, optical properties, and others. These kinds of specialized properties can enhance the performance of several products and processes.
Researchers are studying scalable materials synthesis and integration, controlled firmness of materials at the nanoscale, and flexible manufacturing of functional nanomaterials that are long-lasting under real-world circumstances. Their work within the areas will affect rising applications like self-powered wearable electronics, multifunctional composites, printed electronic skin, stretchable biosensors, and integrated nanoscale devices, among other tools and products.
Source:Manufacturing Technology Insights, 27/02/2020