Sustainable nanoscience for a sustainable future

Ostrikov, Kostya (2013) Sustainable nanoscience for a sustainable future. IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 41(4), pp. 716-724.

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The concept of sustainable nanoscience is introduced and illustrated using a focused example of plasma-based growth of carbon nanotubes. This concept relates control of energy and matter at nanoscales (Grand Science Challenges) to practical applications that are relevant to a sustainable future of humankind (Grand Societal Challenges). Specific roles of plasma-related effects in nanoscale synthesis and processing that lead to superior properties and performance of nanomaterials in relevant applications are also examined. The path toward the impact in the age of sustainable development is also discussed.

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ID Code: 74667
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Control of energy and matter, Grand Science and Societal Challenges, plasma nanoscience, sustainability, sustainable nanoscience
DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2012.2232670
ISSN: 1939-9375
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 IEEE
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2014 01:19
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2014 00:37

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