Nanoscientists examine the very essence of a material’s structure in order to be able to manipulate its fundamental properties.
Using nanotechnology, scientists can make materials stronger, lighter, more durable, more porous, hydrophobic, or better conductors, among many other traits. Imagine what that can achieve!
We can make nanoscale films to protect windscreens which are antireflective, water-repellent, or antimicrobial, saving millions by reducing wear on critical infrastructure. We can make lightweight but strong or anti-flammable materials for protective wear, like helmets for emergency workers, alleviating fatigue associated with heavy equipment. We can make fabrics that can measure a heart rate or detect illness. We can create particles capable of direct drug delivery to target certain parts of the body without requiring invasive surgeries or procedures.
The UK and Israel are world leaders in nanoscience and British and Israeli nanoscientists are working on these revolutionary technologies, and more.