Can we turn nano-science into a manufacturing industry?
- Large Lecture Theatre - Poynting Building Second floor (R 13 on the campus map)
- Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Students
The fundamentals of nano-science lie in the precise manipulation of atoms and molecules - architecture on the atomic scale.
To transfer this new capability into practical technology presents many challenges, but nanoscience is delivering the goods! Professor Richard Palmer, Head of Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory, will talk in particular about efforts to scale-up the generation of size-controlled atomic clusters (or nanoparticles), with potential applications in catalysis and cancer therapy.
So far a factor of 100,000 has been achieved, enabling industrial R&D. Can we reach the manufacturing scale?