Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A nice video on nanotechnology

This is a nice short video. It is great on showing that very advanced materials can be produced by very simple means. Watch, but don't be fooled that really important commercial applications of graphene will be developed very quickly.

A few years ago I was asked by a very good chemist whether there would be any applications of nanotechnology other than in catalysis. I suspect that there will be important applications in electronics and electrical devices (such as solar cells). There may be sensors that will be important in other fields. There may be tiny machines with practical applications. There may be biomedical applications, essentially molecules designed with complex pharmaceutical functions.

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