Week 8

Nanomaterials

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This week Dr. Anthony Onicha talked to us about commercial nanomaterials. The majority of Dr. Onicha’s work with USNano deals with nanowires and patenting ways to manufacture them. His team’s continuous flow method already has a patent pending. I found the different methods of synthesis interesting, but personally, I was disappointed that he did not elaborate on the commercial aspect of these materials. The only example Dr. Onicha gave of a possible product that incorporates nanotechnology was a photocell that could be used to detect light.