Accession Number : ADA476834


Title :   Nano Materials


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : ENABLINGMNT DORDRECHT (NETHERLANDS)


Personal Author(s) : van Heeren, Henne


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a476834.pdf


Report Date : 01 Mar 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 66


Abstract : Nanomaterials is a new step in the evolution of understanding and utilization of materials. Material science started with the realization that chemical composition is the main factor in determining what a material is. Hereafter it was discovered that the fabrication and after fabrication steps could influence those properties substantially. Also small additives proved to be able to modify these properties. Finally with the arrival of nanotechnology, it was discovered that the ability to create small particles could expand the capability to create and modify materials. Nanotechnology is as well as evolutionary as revolutionary in nature. Evolutionary are the many applications where the same material is incrementally improved by using nanotechnology. (Examples of this are seen in cosmetics). Revolutionary it can be called where new (enabling) properties originate from nanotechnology like for example in quantum dots. Those new properties can be divided in: (1) Properties based on the fact that the surface is large compared to the weight/volume; (2) In addition to size, low energy dissipation and high processing speeds are important; and (3) New properties not found in bulk or micro sized particles.


Descriptors :   *MATERIALS , *NANOTECHNOLOGY , *CARBON NANOTUBES , *NANOSTRUCTURES , SYMPOSIA , SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES , QUANTUM DOTS , PEROVSKITES , CHEMICAL COMPOSITION , NETHERLANDS


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Refractory Fibers
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE