Published January 2012 | Look inside this issue
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GRAPHENE: The new wonder material? The exceptional electron and thermal transport, mechanical properties, barrier properties and high specific surface area of graphene and combinations thereof make it a potentially disruptive technology across a raft of industries.We look at the main producers and players.
LIGHT SPEEDS: How nanotechnology is driving the next generation of electronics and computing. Shrinking semiconductor device sizes have increased demand for more sophisticated materials, primarily nanomaterials. Carbon nanotubes and graphene may allow for the replacement of existing electrically conductive materials such as indium tin oxide (ITO) that are in short supply, expensive and limited in their use with flexible substrates.
DISPLAY TECH: Nanotech-enabled next generation displays for consumer electronics.As well as enabling novel approaches to display designs, nanomaterials are also incorporated into display components, such as transparent electrodes, thin film transistors and coatings, sensors, transparent conductors, and infrared and visible photodetectors.
FRESH IDEAS: A look at how nanotechnology is driving innovation in the consumer products sector. There are a wide-range of products incorporating nanomaterials, from golf clubs to tablets and smartphones.
AUTONANO: Focus on nanotechnology in the volatile automotive industry. Automotive companies are using nanotechnology and nanomaterials to improve the performance of automobiles and to meet both consumer needs and regulatory requirements.
NANOTECH IN JAPAN: A guide to the latest nanotechnology initiatives from Asia’s leading nanotech player. Along with the United States, Japan has historically been the largest public and private funder of nanotechnology worldwide.
DIGESTED NANOMARKET: Nanoclays-end user market for nanoclays are in packaging, automotive, cosmetics and toiletries, water filtration, flame retardant materials, medical and biomaterials and paints, pigments and dyes.