Nanomaterials: from Art to Applications
04 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Howard E. Katz, Jonah Erlebacher, Peter C. Searson
The current revolution in materials technologies is being driven by the ability to observe and
control nanometer-scale features, and even to manipulate objects the size of single molecules.
Research being conducted at the Johns Hopkins Department of Materials Science and
Engineering has a powerful nanoscience focus encompassing energy, devices, and biotechnology.
This presentation will illustrate how the smallest domains of matter are being used to reach
macro goals such as power generation, electronics on demand, and disease diagnosis. Some
nanomaterials, such as gold leaf, vastly predate our very ability to comprehend the meaning of a
nanometer, while others, such as organic semiconductors and magnetic nanowires, are being
synthesized as we speak. All of these and much more will be vividly illustrated and discussed in
the light of real world applications.