Nanotechnology is a diverse field which essentially relates to the control of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally nanotechnology deals with structures 100 nanometers or smaller in size, and involves developing materials or devices within that size range. Nanotechnology includes novel extensions of conventional device physics, completely new approaches based upon molecular self-assembly, and the development of new materials with dimensions on the nanoscale.
Nanotechnology has the potential to create many new materials and devices with wide-ranging applications, such as in medicine, electronics, and energy production. For example, we have prosecuted applications for the use of carbon nanofibres in electrode structures, carbon nanotubes as catalyst supporters and polymer films containing silver nanoparticles.
Despite the fact that this is still an emerging field, our attorneys are amongst the most knowledgeable, whether the focus is electronics, material science, biotechnology or combinations of these.
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