29.10.2013

Two opportunities to explore the world at nano scale

With a space in Tecnópolis and a regional meeting, the Ministry of Science, through the Argentine Foundation of Nanotechnology, invites you to discover the universe of nanotechnology and its amazing applications.

Two opportunities to explore the world at nano scale

Nanotechnology contributes with innovations in fields such as electronics, medicine, clothing or transportation.

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation presents a space in Tecnópolis destined to discover the scope of a discipline which has became relevant in the last years: nanotechnology. Said discipline offers technical capacity to modify and manipulate physical matter, with the possibility of fabricating materials and products with novel characteristics, based on the reorganization of atoms and molecules, developing structures or devices functional to nano dimensions.

In the last few years, the State has shared the promotion and strengthening of this kind of technologies in our country, stimulating the rapid connection between the productive and scientific sectors, taking advantage of the quality of their education and research centers.

The space in the mega exhibition is organized in three stages. The first one is dedicated to ferrofluids and their application in medicine. There, visitors may find large tubes with nanoparticles of iron which, thanks to a process which isolates them from water, may be attracted to magnetic fields and slide though fluids. This is the same principle used to efficiently transport drugs to the zone to be treated, avoiding secondary effects in the organism.

The second part presents the so called strongest material of the world: graphene. This substance which is formed by pure carbon and derives from graphite, has properties that make it unique and places it ahead of revolutionary developments which shall impact our everyday life. Graphene is extremely light, harder than the diamond, impermeable, translucent, malleable and is an excellent electricity conductor. Visitors may test there graphene’s hardness through 3D interactive games.

Lastly, you may get to know the applications of silver nanoparticles, which stand out for their bactericide power. Presently these technologies are applied in clothing and paint for hospitals, so as to achieve high disinfection power.

Besides the space in Tecnópolis, those interested in the last news and discoveries on nanotechnology may participate in the meeting Nanomercosur 2013 “Nanotechnology for Industrial Competitiveness”, which is held from November 12 to November 14 at the Palais Rouge Convention Center, located at Salguero 1441. After the successful editions of the years 2007, 2009 and 2011, the Ministry of Science, through the Argentine Foundation of Nanotechnology, once again generates a space for discussion and promotion, where people may find out about the most recent results on development and transfer of micro and nanotechnoilogies.

This space of well known trajectory among researchers, technologists and businessmen of the regional nanotechnological sector will include a fair of companies and institutions, with informative stands, conferences of national and foreign experts, as well as parallel activities especially designed for the public interested in deepening the available knowledge and services. There will be presented new valid tools and mechanisms to provide support for entrepreneurs and companies willing to work in this area.

In the last few years, the State has shared the promotion and strengthening of this kind of technologies in our country, stimulating the rapid connection between the productive and scientific sectors, taking advantage of the quality of their education and research centers. Today nanotechnology constitutes one of the three general-purpose technologies together with biotechnology and information and communication technologies) promoted from the Ministry of Science within the context of the “National Plan of Science, Technology and Innovation, Innovative Argentina 2020”. 

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