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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

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.
Sherry reception from 19:00

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

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