From NANOTECHNOLOGY we get new answers to insulation problems with savings in space, costs and energy.
The term nanotechnology was introduced in 1976 by Eric Drexler, who considered this science “a technology at a molecular level which will allow us to place every atom wherever we want it to be”.
Nanotechnology began as the study of matter at a nanoscale: a nanometer, a billionth of a meter, is the size of a molecule.
In this context, the microscopic matter has amazing properties that affect a variety of scientific application fields: chemistry, physics, genetic engineering and quantum.
Nanotechnologies make radical solutions possible in the production of materials, components and smaller systems. They are thus less bulky but much more effective.
These features can make a major contribution towards the solution of serious economic and environmental problems because they can produce more profitable products and processes by saving considerable amounts of resources and space and reducing the volume of waste and harmful emissions.
Europe has always been aware, ever since the 90s, of the strategic role of research by developing a solid preparatory foundation, because new knowledge and new technologies give impetus to economic growth and industrial competitiveness.
Nanotechnology is now a scientific priority whose program is the development of fundamental knowledge, the creation of new materials, new handling tools and cutting-edge industrial applications. There is particular emphasis on new, intelligent materials and nano-biotechnology. This powerful combination of materials and biotechnology will create entirely new industries and processes, able to place the EU among the world leaders in the nanotechnology revolution.
In the U.S. the application of nanotechnology in industry has already taken important steps. As far as insulation is concerned, large companies such as Aspen and Industrial Nanotech, Inc., after transforming a matter molecule and its duplication, have obtained materials and products that are rapidly establishing themselves on every civil and industrial use level.
“Nanotechnology will be a further development of the power of man over nature: everything can change and turn into anything!“.
“If the terms Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age derived from instruments that humans have produced, the new technological age that we are entering can be defined as the Age of the Diamond. “