Nanotechnology

Research reveals that at the regional level, the US is the most prominent market and accounts for an estimated share of around 35% of the global nanotechnology market before 2020. Although several developing economies such as, China, Korea, India, and Brazil have started to invest in nanotechnology R&D, the US could continue to account for the largest share in the industry in future. 

Although developed markets such as, the US, France, Germany etc. have drafted regulations for the nanotechnology industry long time back, the nanotechnology market is still at its nascent stage. Even, developing markets such as, Brazil, China, India, and Taiwan have proposed plans to draft regulations for the industry.

The global nanotechnology market was valued at over£800 million in 2018 and is forecasted to exceed £1,700 million by the middle of the next decade, growing at a CAGR of 10.5% from 2019 to 2025. Nanoscience and nanotechnology are the study of nanoparticles and devices, which find their applications across all the science fields from chemical, bio-medical, mechanics, and material science among others. Nanotechnology market encompasses the production and application of physical, chemical, and biological systems and devices at scales ranging from individual atoms or molecules to around 100 nanometers.

Nanotechnology is an evolving technology that has influenced a large number of industrial segments and is set to play a pivotal role in various industry segments moving forward including communication, medicine, transportation, agriculture, energy, materials & manufacturing, consumer products, and households. The technology has proven its significance in today’s cut throat competitive world. The economic activity generated from nanotech has been high in magnitude and wide in scope. In coming years, nanotechnology based products will have a huge impact on nearly all-industrial sectors and will enter the consumer market in large quantities. Considering the enormous potential of the market, the governments across the world are investing huge money in the industry.Emerging use cases and application is expected to be one of the key factors contributing towards the growth of nanotechnology market size.

The U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative has estimated that around 20,000 researchers were working in the field of nanotechnology by 2019. For the UK, the Institute of Occupational Medicine estimated that approximately 2,000 people were employed in new nanotechnology companies and universities where they may be potentially exposed to nanoparticles leading into 2020.

Factors such as surge in adoption of nanotechnology in medical diagnosis & imaging and technological advancements in nanotech devices drive the growth of the global nanotechnology market. However, issues arising in the deployment of nanodevices in extreme conditions and high cost of the technology act as the major barriers, thereby hampering the nanotechnology market growth. On the contrary, increase in support and R&D funding from government organizations and emergence of self-powered nanotech devices are anticipated to offer lucrative opportunities for the nanotechnology market forecast.

The factors such as surge in adoption of nanotechnology in medical diagnosis & imaging, technological advancements in nanotech devices, and issues in deployment of nanodevices in extreme conditions impact the growth of the nanotechnology market. In addition, the growth is expected to be affected by high cost of technology, increase in support and R&D funding from government organisations, and emergence of self-powered nanotech devices. However, each factor is anticipated to either drive or hamper the nanotechnology market growth.

Industry News

  • Scientists take first snapshots of ultrafast switching in a quantum electronic device: They discover a short-lived state that could lead to faster and more energy-efficient computing devices
    on July 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Electronic circuits that compute and store information contain millions of tiny switches that control the flow of electric current. A deeper understanding of how these tiny switches work could help re...

  • Researchers discover a new inorganic material with lowest thermal conductivity ever reported
    on July 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    A collaborative research team, led by the University of Liverpool, has discovered a new inorganic material with the lowest thermal conductivity ever reported. This discovery paves the way for the deve...

  • Removing the lead hazard from perovskite solar cells
    on July 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    "The solar energy-to-electricity conversion of perovskite solar cells is unbelievably high, around 25%, which is now approaching the performance of the best silicon solar cells," says Professor László...

  • Repairs using light signals: FAU research group develops smart microparticle that identifies defective parts in electrical appliances
    on July 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Repairing complex electrical appliances is time consuming and rarely cost-effective. The working group led by Prof. Dr. Karl Mandel, Professorship of Inorganic Chemistry at Friedrich-Alexander-Univers...

  • The virus trap: Hollow nano-objects made of DNA could trap viruses and render them harmless
    on July 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    To date, there are no effective antidotes against most virus infections. An interdisciplinary research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed a new approach: they engulf an...

  • RUDN University chemists obtained an unusual planar nickel complex exhibiting magnetic properties
    on July 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    RUDN University chemists obtained a metal-containing complex with an unusual planar architecture. The unexpected structure was formed due to the spontaneous fixation of carbon dioxide from the air dur...

  • Unlocking efficient light-energy conversion with stable coordination nanosheets: Scientists design a high-performance, self-powered, UV photodetector using 2D nanosheets that show record photocurrent stability under air exposure
    on July 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Converting light to electricity effectively has been one of the persistent goals of scientists in the field of optoelectronics. While improving the conversion efficiency is a challenge, several other...

  • Unconventional superconductor acts the part of a promising quantum computing platform: If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.
    on July 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Scientists on the hunt for an unconventional kind of superconductor have produced the most compelling evidence to date that they've found one. In a pair of papers, researchers at the University of Mar...

  • Scientists create rechargeable swimming microrobots using oil and water
    on July 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    By combining oil drops with water containing a detergent-like substance, the scientists found they could produce artificial swimmers that are able to swim independently and even harvest energy to rech...

  • The National Space Society Congratulates Blue Origin and Jeff Bezos for the Spectacular First Crewed Flight of the New Shepard: Well-Tested Suborbital Tourist Rocket Soars to 63 Miles; Opens New Frontiers
    on July 28, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    After years of development and 15 prior test flights, Jeff Bezos has taken the journey of a lifetime into space. With him were his brother Mark; Oliver Daemen, who replaces the original high bidder fo...

  • Nanostructures enable record high-harmonic generation
    by kroy on July 27, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Nanostructures enable record high-harmonic generation Caption Researchers have developed nanostructures that enable record-breaking conversion of laser pulses into high-harmonic generation, paving the way for studying physical processes that occur at the scale of an attosecond – one quintillionth of a second. Slideshow image kroy Tue, 07/27/2021 - 12:37 Weight 0 External link https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/07/nanostructures-enable-record-high-harmonic-generation Archived no

  • New Technique Developed for Retrieving Nanowires from Electronic Devices
    on July 27, 2021 at 11:23 am

    A new economical technique to retrieve nanowires from electronic devices that have attained the end stage of their utility, which can then be used in new devices, could be a step forward in producing...

  • ATLANT 3D Nanosystems Welcomes Semiconductor Industry Veteran, Chris Kramer, as Chairman of the Board of Directors
    on July 27, 2021 at 5:32 am

    Chris Kramer, the former President and CEO of Intermolecular Inc, has joined ATLANT 3D Nanosystems as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Kramer brings three decades of semiconductor and...

  • Magnetic Nanoparticles-Based Reproducible System for Co-Cultivation of Cells
    on July 26, 2021 at 12:59 pm

    Researchers working at the Cell Signaling Regulation Laboratory at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have developed a new affordable and reproducible system for the co-cultivation of...

  • Scientists create world’s thinnest magnet
    by kroy on July 23, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Scientists create world’s thinnest magnet Caption Scientists have developed an ultrathin 2D magnet that operates at room temperature and could lead to new applications in computing and electronics. The 2D magnet was synthesized from a solution of graphene oxide, zinc, and cobalt. Slideshow image kroy Fri, 07/23/2021 - 11:35 Weight 0 External link https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2021/07/20/worlds-thinnest-magnet/ Archived no

  • "Wrapping" Anodes in 3D Carbon Nanosheets to Create Superior Lithium-Ion Batteries
    on July 23, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), which are a renewable source of energy for electrical devices or electric vehicles, have attracted much attention as the next-generation energy solution. However, the...

  • Scientists Develop Llama ‘Nanobodies’ Capable of Chasing Out Human Cytomegalovirus
    on July 23, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Scientists have developed a 'nanobody' - a small fragment of a llama antibody - that is capable of chasing out human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) as it hides away from the immune system. This then...

  • Zero-Dimensional Molecular Sieve Membranes Could Enhance Separation Selectivity of Gases
    on July 22, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Classical molecular sieve membranes, with 3D microparticles and 2D nanosheets as primary building blocks, are promising in chemical separation. Separation within such membranes relies on molecular...

  • Scientists Use Nanoparticles as Heaters to Control Electrical Activity of Neurons
    on July 22, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Nanomaterials have been used in a variety of emerging applications, such as in targeted pharmaceuticals or to bolster other materials and products such as sensors and energy harvesting and storage...

  • Researchers Use Nanofibers to Develop Small, Real-Time Bad-Breath Analyzer
    on July 22, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    No one wants bad breath -- not when visiting friends and family, at a job interview, and especially not on a first date. Smelly breath can make things awkward, but it also is a natural warning sign,...

  • Nanostructures Enable Record-Breaking Conversion of Laser Pulses into High-Harmonic Generation
    on July 22, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Cornell researchers have developed nanostructures that enable record-breaking conversion of laser pulses into high-harmonic generation, paving the way for new scientific tools for high-resolution...

  • New Bacteria-Based Amyloid-Silk Hybrid Protein Stronger than Spider Silk
    on July 21, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Spider silk is considered one of the strongest and toughest materials found on Earth. Engineers from Washington University in St. Louis have now developed amyloid-silk hybrid proteins and generated...

  • A noninvasive test to detect cancer cells and pinpoint their location
    by kroy on July 21, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    A noninvasive test to detect cancer cells and pinpoint their location Caption Engineers have created a diagnostic nanoparticle that can reveal the presence of cancerous proteins through a urine test and functions as an imaging agent, pinpointing the tumor location. Slideshow image kroy Wed, 07/21/2021 - 09:46 Weight 0 External link https://news.mit.edu/2021/cancer-test-nanoparticles-urine-0715 Archived no

  • Pioneering noninvasive technique for neurological conditions
    by kroy on July 19, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Pioneering noninvasive technique for neurological conditions Date posted July 07, 2021 kroy Mon, 07/19/2021 - 10:34 Funding Agency (Funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense) Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are developing a new brain stimulation technique to treat neurological disorders, including pain, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease. The technique uses a new type of magnetoelectric nanoparticles that can be delivered to a specific part of the brain using a magnetic field. The method is noninvasive and is more efficient than traditional methods of brain stimulation. Link https://medicine.iu.edu/news/2021/06/IU-researchers-pioneering-noninvasive-technique-for-neurological-conditions

  • New microfluidic device delivers mRNA nanoparticles a hundred times faster
    by kroy on July 19, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    New microfluidic device delivers mRNA nanoparticles a hundred times faster Date posted July 07, 2021 kroy Mon, 07/19/2021 - 10:34 Funding Agency (Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the National Science Foundation) Bioengineers and medical researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have designed a proof-of-concept microfluidic device containing 128 mixing channels working in parallel. The channels mix a precise amount of lipid and mRNA, crafting individual lipid nanoparticles on a miniaturized assembly line. The researchers tested the lipid nanoparticles produced by their device in a mouse study, showing that they could deliver therapeutic mRNA sequences with four-to-five times greater activity than those made by conventional methods. Link https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/new-microfluidic-device-delivers-mrna-nanoparticles-hundred-times-faster

  • Plant patch enables continuous monitoring for crop diseases
    by kroy on July 19, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Plant patch enables continuous monitoring for crop diseases Date posted July 07, 2021 kroy Mon, 07/19/2021 - 10:34 Funding Agency (Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation) Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a patch that plants can "wear" to monitor continuously for plant diseases or other stresses, such as crop damage or extreme heat. Plants emit different combinations of volatile organic compounds under different circumstances. The rectangular patch is 30 millimeters long and consists of a flexible material containing graphene-based sensors and flexible silver nanowires. By targeting volatile organic compounds that are relevant to specific diseases or plant stress, the sensors can alert users to specific problems.  Link https://news.ncsu.edu/2021/07/patch-monitoring-crop-diseases/

  • Tiny but mighty precipitates toughen a structural alloy
    by kroy on July 19, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Tiny but mighty precipitates toughen a structural alloy Date posted July 08, 2021 kroy Mon, 07/19/2021 - 10:34 Funding Agency (Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy) Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have found a way to simultaneously increase the strength and ductility of an alloy by introducing nanoprecipitates into its matrix and tuning their size and spacing. The nanoprecipitates are nanometer-sized solids that separate from the metal mixture as the alloy cools. The researchers carefully kept the composition of the matrix and the total amount of nanoprecipitates the same in different samples. However, they varied nanoprecipitate sizes and spacings by adjusting the processing temperature and time. As a result, the strength of the alloy increased by 20%–90% and its elongation increased by 300%. Link https://neutrons.ornl.gov/content/tiny-mighty-precipitates-toughen-a-structural-alloy

  • Infrared cameras and artificial intelligence provide insight into boiling
    by kroy on July 19, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Infrared cameras and artificial intelligence provide insight into boiling Date posted July 08, 2021 kroy Mon, 07/19/2021 - 10:34 Funding Agency (Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation) A “boiling crisis” is the rapid formation of a vapor film between the heating source and the liquid when the heat supply exceeds a critical value. New research by engineers at MIT offers insight into the phenomenon by using high-speed infrared cameras and machine learning. The goal was to estimate how close the water was to a boiling crisis. To collect data, the engineers boiled water on a surface of indium tin oxide, by itself or with one of three coatings: copper oxide nanoleaves, zinc oxide nanowires, or layers of silicon dioxide nanoparticles. The team found that 17 factors contributed significantly to prediction accuracy. Link https://news.mit.edu/2021/infrared-cameras-artificial-intelligence-provide-insight-into-boiling-0707

  • Solving the plastic shortage with a new chemical catalyst
    by kroy on July 19, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Solving the plastic shortage with a new chemical catalyst Date posted July 08, 2021 kroy Mon, 07/19/2021 - 10:34 Funding Agency (Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation) Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a new chemical catalyst that could enable the production of more propylene, the feedstock for polypropylene, the world's second most widely used plastic. The new catalyst, which can make propylene from natural gas, is at least 10 times more efficient than current commercial catalysts and lasts 10 times longer before needing regeneration. It is made of platinum and tin nanoparticles supported by a framework of silica. Link https://news.umich.edu/solving-the-plastic-shortage-with-a-new-chemical-catalyst/

  • Harnessing the dark side
    by kroy on July 19, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    Harnessing the dark side Date posted July 13, 2021 kroy Mon, 07/19/2021 - 10:34 Funding Agency (Funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense) Optical singularities typically occur when the phase of light with a specific wavelength is undefined. These regions appear completely dark. Today, some optical singularities, including optical vortices, are being explored for use in optical communications and particle manipulation, but scientists are just beginning to understand the potential of these systems. Now, researchers from Harvard University have developed a new technique to control and shape optical singularities. To demonstrate their technique, the researchers created a singularity sheet in the shape of a heart by using flat metasurfaces with precisely shaped nanopillars to shape the singularities. Link https://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2021/07/harnessing-dark-side

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  • Nanotech Product News February-March 2021
    by admin on April 23, 2021 at 8:35 am

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  • Latest nanotech investments, commercial agreements and rounds of finance. February-March 2021
    by admin on April 23, 2021 at 8:26 am

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  • Advanced Carbon Materials: Global Markets, Applications and Producers
    by admin on April 20, 2021 at 1:20 pm

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  • Innovations in dentistry: Navigational surgery, robotics, and nanotechnology
    on October 3, 2020 at 6:18 am

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  • Nano-diamond self-charging batteries could disrupt energy as we know it
    on August 26, 2020 at 1:13 am

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    on May 2, 2020 at 4:53 am

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    on April 2, 2020 at 10:35 pm

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    on March 2, 2020 at 5:14 pm

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    on February 1, 2020 at 9:09 pm

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    on January 25, 2020 at 5:19 pm

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    on October 5, 2019 at 3:36 am

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have now used special nanoparticles to test the mucus of COPD patients, which may be an excellent biomarker for COPD progression.

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