Top Trends In Nanotechnologies

2 October 2018

Nanotechnology is one of the exciting spheres promising radical changes in our lives. Nanoscale materials are used in everything from sunscreen to chemical catalysts and antibacterial agents. Nano-developments represent diverse advances in physics, chemistry, 3D printing, biology, and engineering. Modern innovation is never-ending and nanotechnology promises to do much more. Moreover, it leaves virtually no aspect of life untouched and can be in widespread use by 2020. In this article, we want to share with you the main nanotechnology trends significantly affecting our lives.

1. More Distances

Nano-composite is replacing some of the materials used in manufacturing of golf clubs making them lighter and stronger. For example, nanomaterials are used to increase the power and accuracy of the club by lowering its weight and center of gravity. Adding these materials to golf balls has allowed them to fly a much straighter path and avoid an uneven spin. Other examples of nanotechnology used in sports include tennis balls that don’t lose their bounce over time, racquets, and tennis shoes that are soft and don’t smell bad!

2. More Commercialization

In a few years, people can see essential advances in carbon nanotube manufacturing technology.

These advances can make the use of carbon nanotube materials more convenient for mechanical specialists. Additionally, nanotechnologies facilitate many diverse improvements. For example, thinner and more durable flat panel displays, improved armor materials for the military, sensors for medical testing, more humane and effective treatments for cancer patients, and creation of new and more power Li-ion batteries.

3. Better Performance

Wearable fitness technology helps your body work more efficiently. Have you ever thought about special sensors inside your body like a Bluetooth on our smartphones?

These sensors can predict an oncoming cold or prescribe a reduced training schedule or a rest period to prevent it. This is where the nanotechnology lends a hand and gives us information to control changes in our performance. In other words, we put “doctors” inside our body to manage our body’s signals for improving organ function.

4. More Speed

Let’s think about our transportation, like cars, motorbikes, bicycles, boats, airplanes, etc. Today, people can use a special nanotechnology coating for airplanes making the surface ultra-smooth through self-assembling nanoparticles which fill the space between the paint molecules and metal frame. These ultra-smooth surfaces mean less friction, which equals more speed from the same sized engine. The more miles from the same tank of fuel, the cheaper flights and the shorter flying/crossing times.

5. Nanotechnologies and Trendy Clothes

Nanotechnology is able to repel water; you don’t get wet when you are on the beach or other places involving water. Imagine, your swimming trunks hold only 2% water rather than 50% and allow you to go faster in the water. More importantly, you don’t need to wash your clothes since they don’t get dirty or smell.

6. Medicine + Nanotechnology

The biomedical field is one of the greatest places to implement nanotechnologies. Houston-based Nanospectra Biosciences has created a new special therapy by means of a combination of gold nanoshells and lasers to destroy cancer tumors with heat.

These gold nanoparticles have been doped with DNA and can be used to detect bacteria in a person’s bloodstream, determining whether a patient has an infection and what kind. They can also be used to detect changes in a person’s immune system reflecting the presence of cancer or detect a specific cell of a doctor’s choosing.

Nanotechnologies are changing the world and the way we live, creating scientific advances and new, smaller, faster, stronger, safer, and more reliable products. After about 19 years of steady progress in nanotechnology research, scientists around the world have a much clearer picture of how to create nanoscale materials and use them in innovative ways.