A Look at Life on the Nanoscale

Students at the Kearny School of College Connections can remotely use nanotechnology available at Nano 3 Laboratory at UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute to analyze tiny structures, such as pollen and shark scales. By making nanotech more accessible, students are able to discover something new about nature at the nano scale. The institute has mentored nearly 4,000 students county-wide.

Nanotechnology 2.0

Nanotechnology may one day allow the molecular fabrication of many products from basic raw materials. This video by futurist Christopher Barnatt explains current “top down” nanotechnologies, as well as potential future “bottom-up” innovations in molecular self-assembly.

Introduction: What is Nanotechnology?

The Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF) is the Pratt School of Engineering’s core facility that enables materials, devices, and integrated systems research at Duke University in a variety of fields that include nanotechnology, biomaterials and biomedical engineering, information sciences, optoelectronics, sensor technology, and renewable energy. SMIF is housed in the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (FCIEMAS). The facility consists of 7,000 square feet of clean room fabrication space, and nearly 3,000 square feet of specialized laboratory space for characterization and imaging equipment. SMIF is part of the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN) in partnership with similar facilities at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The RTNN is one of 16 organizations nationwide that comprise the National Science Foundation sponsored National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) program.

The Extreme Physics Pushing Moore’s Law to the Next Level

ASML makes big machines that make chips smaller, faster and greener.

This video provides an overview of the semiconductor evolution and advances in miniaturization.

The video highlights ASML’s lithography machines that use extreme ultraviolet light. EUV lithography uses light with a wavelength of just 13.5 nanometers (nearly x-ray level), a reduction of almost 14 times that of the other enabling lithography solution in advanced chipmaking, DUV (deep ultraviolet) lithography, which uses 193-nanometer light.

Nanotechnology is not simply about making things smaller

Nanotechnology is the future of all technologies. it is a platform that includes biology, electronics, chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering. Although nanotechnology is the study of ultra-small structures, it not simply about making things smaller for the sake of it. It is because the game of science has different rules when you play it in the nanoscale. Noushin Nasiri received her PhD in Nanotechnology following which she continued working on nanostructured materials for health, energy and environmental applications. In 2018, she joined the Macquarie University School of Engineering as a lecturer and group leader. Her research lies at the intersection of science, technology and engineering. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Nanotechnology: Tiny Materials With Huge Potential

Sometimes the smallest things make the biggest difference – just like nanotechnology, which is already being successfully applied in chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, and medicine. In this talk, Erik Reimhult explores the potential of materials that can modify at the nanoscale size level for a medical purpose. These materials can carry and release drugs toward the right target in our body more efficiently and cure a disease faster and entirely.