An intelligent approach to nanotechnology

  title={An intelligent approach to nanotechnology},
  author={Anna Demming},
  • A. Demming
  • Published 14 October 2013
  • Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
Control counts for little without a guiding principle. Whether manipulating atoms with a scanning probe or controlling carrier concentration in thin film deposition, intelligent intervention is required to steer the process from aimless precision towards a finely optimized design. In this issue G M Sacha and P Varona describe how artificial intelligence approaches can help towards modelling and simulating nanosystems, increasing our grasp of the nuances of these systems and how to optimize them… 
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A comparative study of synthetic and natural coagulants for silver nanoparticles removal from wastewater
AbstractUse of silver nanoparticles is increasing in different packaging material as disinfectant to protect food and pharmaceutical products. Its use has raised the contamination risk of fresh water


Artificial intelligence in nanotechnology.
This paper reviews some of the efforts in the context of interpreting scanning probe microscopy, the study of biological nanosystems, the classification of material properties at the nanoscale, theoretical approaches and simulations in nanoscience, and generally in the design of nanodevices.
Piezoelectric potential in vertically aligned nanowires for high output nanogenerators.
It is predicted that, for typical geometries and donor concentrations, the length of the NW does not significantly influence the maximum output piezopotential because the potential mainly drops across the tip, so that relatively short NWs can be sufficient for high-efficiency nanogenerators, which is an important result for wet-chemistry fabrication of low-cost, CMOS- or MEMS-compatible nanogeners.
Single-Molecule and Single-Nanoparticle SERS: Examining the Roles of Surface Active Sites and Chemical Enhancement
Recent research in several groups has identified a new class of metal colloidal nanoparticles that is able to enhance the efficiencies of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) by as much as
The size control of silver nanocrystals with different polyols and its application to low-reflection coating materials
The coated low-reflection layer from the hollow silica nanoparticles on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film can greatly reduce the reflection of the PET film from 10% to 2% over the entire visible region.
Hydrothermally grown oriented ZnO nanorod arrays for gas sensing applications
C-axis vertically aligned ZnO nanorod arrays were synthesized on a ZnO thin film through a simple hydrothermal route. The nanorods have a diameter of 30–100 nm and a length of about several hundred
Synaptic electronics
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Metal−Semiconductor Zn−ZnO Core−Shell Nanobelts and Nanotubes
Heterostructured metal-semiconductor Zn-ZnO core-shell nanobelts and nanotubes have been synthesized. The core is a belt-shaped Zn single crystal, and the shell is an epitaxially grown ZnO layer of
DNA abasic site-directed formation of fluorescent silver nanoclusters for selective nucleobase recognition
The abasic site (AP site) in the DNA duplex can be developed as a capping scaffold for the generation of fluorescent silver nanoclusters (Ag NCs) and the fluorescent signal-on sensing for SNP based on this inorganic fluorophore is substantially advantageous over the previously reported signal-off responses using low-molecular-weight organic ligands.
Synthesis of flower-like ZnO nanostructures by an organic-free hydrothermal process
Flower-like ZnO nanostructures, which consisted of sword-like ZnO nanorods, have been prepared by an organic-free hydrothermal process. The XRD pattern indicated that the flower-like ZnO