Developments in Nanomaterials for Optics, Functional Metalenses, and Multifunctional Composites

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Published: 23 Nov 2018

The innovations profiled in this High-tech Materials TOE are recent research innovations that are focused toward new nanomaterials to suit the consumer and environmental need of the day in high-tech materials. Significant breakthroughs in nanomaterials for applications in optics and extraction of radioactive ions, and 2D materials for constructing functional metalenses, self-monitoring anocomposite materials are some of the key trends driving the high-tech materials business. In the water treatment industry, nanomaterials are being widely used to prevent hazardous materials in effluents from being disposed in the environment. Development of extremely lightweight 2D materials with large surface area and high charging capability is also gaining high interest as these materials enable developing high performing optical solutions that can be used in diverse wavelengths. Currently, nanomaterials are also playing a vital role in increasing the water repellency of mortar by enabling advantages such as increasing life of the structure, and providing high stability. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio–based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Cerium oxide and cadmium oxide nanomaterials, silane enriched nanomaterials, magnetic iron oxide/carbon nanomaterials, 2D materials, functional metalenses, self-monitoring nanocomposite materials

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