Accession Number : ADA476710


Title :   Defence Applications


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : LOUGHBOROUGH UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : El-Fatatry, Ayman


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a476710.pdf


Report Date : 01 Mar 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : The potential opportunities promised by nanotechnology for enabling advances in defence technologies are staggering. Although these opportunities are likely to be realised over a few decades, many advantages are currently being secured, particularly for defence applications. This lecture will provide an insight into the capabilities offered by nanotechnology which will enable new defence capabilities, including; smart materials, harder/lighter platforms, new fuel sources and storage as well as novel medical applications. More specifically, the lecture will address the following topics: The vision and the challenges (overview); Novel material characteristics, properties and functionalities for enhanced capabilities (mass storage, nanomagnetics, quantum computing etc); Novel platforms (smart dust, self-assembly etc); Medical and biomedical advances (biomimetics etc)


Descriptors :   *MILITARY APPLICATIONS , *NANOTECHNOLOGY , SYMPOSIA , DETECTORS , MILITARY CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY , UNITED KINGDOM , MATERIALS , MEDICINE


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
      Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE