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Top 3 Innovations in Nanotechnology Engineering

By CIOReview | Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Top 3 Innovations in Nanotechnology Engineering

Nanorepel is a product that enhances surface durability and elasticity while preventing stress damage by covering it with a fine coating of pure quartz glass that is resistant to temperature and corrosive materials.

FREMONT, CA: Nanoscience is the analysis of objects with a scale of 1 to 100 nanometers and their applications. Nanotechnology engineering is a field of research in which scientists and engineers manipulate individual atoms and molecules to construct nanotechnology, which works at a microscopic level. This nanotechnology innovation method is used to create materials with improved properties, such as higher durability and lower physical mass.

The examples below show how nanotechnology innovation can be used to enhance the performance of some products and have an effect on production and processes in a variety of industries.

Carbon Nanotube Body Armor

Bulletproof materials that work are important for law enforcement and military personnel who are often exposed to gunfire. Bulletproof vests spread the force of a bullet over a wider area than the point of impact, stopping the bullet from entering the wearer's body. Nanotechnology is currently being investigated as a way to improve conventional bullet-resistant materials such as Kevlar. Although Kevlar can deflect a bullet, a significant amount of energy is transferred to the wearer, causing blunt force trauma. In the past, steel or ceramic plating was used to combat this. Still, engineers have discovered that incorporating nanoscale carbon tubes into Kevlar materials can also help it resist blunt trauma from bullets and knives.

Surface Protection Materials

Nanomaterials are used in nano surface protection materials to produce ultrathin protective layers that strengthen the surfaces to which they are applied. Nanorepel is a product that enhances surface durability and elasticity while preventing stress damage by covering it with a fine coating of pure quartz glass that is resistant to temperature and corrosive materials. Antiadhesive properties can be present in similar materials, making it easier to remove dirt, stains, and sticky substances from surfaces.

Solar Panels

Solar power allows people to use the sun to generate electricity without producing waste, but the process of making solar cells is energy-intensive and can generate a lot of waste. Researchers have been looking for ways to reduce the cost of producing efficient solar cells using nanotechnology engineering. Photovoltaic solar cells are produced using layers of costly crystalline silicon that are processed with caustic chemicals, so researchers have been looking for ways to reduce the cost of producing efficient solar cells using nanotechnology engineering. The Gratzel cell, which employs a layer of material coated with extremely porous titanium dioxide nanoparticles instead of silicon as its surface material, is less costly to manufacture and enables cells to collect the sun's rays over a larger surface region.