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Posted: March 7, 2008

Event: Nanotechnology 4 Chemists

(Nanowerk News) The Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK is organizing a training course entitled Nanotechnology 4 Chemists from June 3-5, 2008 in Sheffield, UK.
The use of nanoscale materials is constantly expanding to play a role in an ever increasing number of industries. This can be as the actual product (e.g. electronics, packaging), as a nanocomposite, as an active or functional material, or as part of the manufacturing process (such as a substrate for biomaterials).
This course gives an introduction to the basic concepts that underlie nanotechnology. It explains how nanomaterials are made and characterised, and gives pointers to ways in which these properties will be exploited in the future to make new high added-value products.
Find out about this emerging technology and how it might impact on your business. The course organised by the University of Sheffield is presented by several international specialists including Professor Tony Ryan and Professor Richard Jones who will include examples from their recent research.
Benefits to you and your organisation
Delegates will have a better understanding and appreciation of the scope of nanotechnology and how it can impact on their organisation. Over the course of three stimulating days participants will also have the opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of this rapidly expanding technology field to help them interact with nanotechnology researchers and suppliers.
Who should attend?
This training course is for anyone working in the chemical or related industries, aimed particularly at practising chemical scientists who want to learn about the potential nanotechnology promises and to assess opportunities for their business. The course will lecture on the tools and techniques available to make and analyse polymers, particles, and semiconductors at the nanoscale and summarises the latest research in nanotechnology.
Program
Day 1
  • Introduction to nanotechnology
  • Nanofabrication and nanocharacterisation - the tools of the trade
  • Biomimetics
  • High resolution microscopy
  • Social, economic and ethical aspects of nanotechnology
  • Day 2
  • Self-assembly and the principles of soft and polymer-based nanotechnology
  • Soft nanotechnology at surfaces
  • Manufacture of semiconductor nano-devices - epitaxy and nanofabrication
  • Applications of semiconductor quantum dot devices in the macroscopic world
  • Tour of Kroto Research Centre
  • Day 3
  • Plastic electronics and molecular electronics
  • Environmental and regulatory aspects of nanotechnology
  • Nanoparticles - Fundamentals and applications
  • Carbon nanotubes - Fundamentals and applications
  • Future opportunities in nanotechnology looking forward
  • Source: Royal Society of Chemistry