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Nano-bio quantum technology for device-specific materials
Author(s): Sang H. Choi
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Paper Abstract

Progress in nanoscale science enabled a radically new perspective on the fundamental properties of materials affecting a wide range of applications. For example, nanoscale photonic materials offer size-dependent emission spectra and a high stability over a wide range of temperatures. Biologically inspired materials used as a building block or a template enable nano-fabrication of materials for quantum applications, such as quantum-dot lasers, quantum logic gates, and quantum computing. A combination of bio and nano features breeds new kinds of materials with potential for energy harvesting and storage. Artificially driven quantum constraints on intrinsic level transitions within thin-film or quantum-dot structures offer new possibilities for optical device technology. However, such application-specific nanoscale fabrication of materials requires advanced measurement and manipulation technologies to characterize the uniqueness of nanoscale materials in electromagnetic, thermal, photonic, and structural properties and functions in nanoscale materials. Several new application-specific nano-bio technologies, such as bionanobattery, bio-template for size-controlled quantum-dots, quantum aperture, and smart optical devices which were developed by a group of researchers at NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) will be discussed. These applications illustrate the fusion of bio, nano, and quantum technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6528, Nanosensors, Microsensors, and Biosensors and Systems 2007, 65280M (11 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.721761
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Sang H. Choi, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6528:
Nanosensors, Microsensors, and Biosensors and Systems 2007
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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