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The Future of Nanotechnology

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19:30 – 19:30 20 Jan 2009
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Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

Speakers: Prof. Richard Jones, University of Sheffield

Sherry reception from 19:00
Early applications of nanotechnology have exploited the new properties
of matter on the nanoscale, whether these are the simple consequences of increased surface to volume ratio, or more subtle quantum size effects.
Increasingly we will see applications of nanoscale systems with
considerably more functionality. Some of these systems will exploit
the quantum properties of confined electrons and photons in increasingly sophisticated ways, while others will emulate the intricate and unfamiliar mechanisms of cell biology. Many potential applications will help us meet pressing societal needs in areas such as energy and medicine, though attention needs to be paid to the potential risks and the broader societal implications of these technologies in order to retain public support for them.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP Scotland
Contact details: Derryck Reid
Email: d.t.reid@hw.ac.uk

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