The 3rd ISESCO International Workshop and Conference On Nanotechnology 2012 (IWCN2012)
Theme: “Nanomaterials for Green Technology”.
Nanotechnology refers to the design and synthesis of materials and devices at the nanometer level (1nm = 10-9m). The nanotechnology has been identified as a core technology to propel domestic innovation and capability to produce novel products for commercial purposes in areas of medicine, energy, farming and food production as well as environment. With the advent of nanotechnology, the three separate fundamental science - physics, chemistry and biology as well as material science - are combined into one.
Nanomaterials are the basic building block for nanotechnology currently. Utilizing the nanomaterials in electronic and optoelectronics devices is predicted to enhance the performance of the devices. Owing to its extremely small structure, but at the same time may produce a gigantic new phenomena, the nanostructures materials is promising to produce new technology that is eco-friendly. Thus, green technology can be realized using the nanomaterials. Owing to this new materials have the advantages comparable to the currently available active materials such as Si, Ge, GaAs, etc., their performance in applications including in energy, lighting system and electronics devices could be more efficient and promising and even have great impact to future optoelectronics devices and indirectly strengthen the nanotechnology based-economic of the countries.
The challenges for scientists and engineers working in the area of nanotechnology are complex. The subject area is broad and interdisciplinary. Moreover, tools for creation, characterization, and visualization are limited, and those scaling up for large-scale usage requires improvements in speed, reproducibility and control. A new innovation is needed in producing tools for creation, analysis, measurement, in the wide areas of this technology.
IWCN2012 is the third conference in a series of nanotechnology conferences organized by ISESCO after IWCN2007 and IWCN2010. This conference and workshop on nanotechnology is focusing on basics of nanotechnology – nanotools and nanofabrications - and its potential applications as future economic engine. The project will concentrate on developing countries from the regions of Africa, Middle-East and Asia – Pacific.
Selected papers from this conference will be considered for publication in either Sains Malaysiana (ISI Impact Factor Journal) or Material Science Forum or IOP Conference Series.
The conference and workshop will cover important aspects of nanotechnologies such as
- Advance materials