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Prof. Ahmet - Applications

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field of science, engineering, and technology that involves manipulating matter at the nanoscale, typically at dimensions less than 100 nanometers "Dimensions ranging from a few atoms to several hundred atoms" At this scale, materials exhibit unique and often improved properties compared to their bulk counterparts, opening up a wide range of applications across various industries. Nanotechnology encompasses the design, synthesis, characterization, and application of nanomaterials, structures, and devices.

Nanotechnology 

Applications

The applications of nanotechnology are diverse and have a profound impact on numerous sectors. Some of the key areas where nanotechnology is being extensively applied include:

 

  1. Electronics and Nanoelectronics: The miniaturization of electronic components and the development of nanoelectronic devices have led to faster, more energy-efficient electronics.

 

  1. Nanotechnology in the defense sector: revolutionizing the way military and security operations are conducted. These applications span a wide range of areas.

 

  1. Medicine and Healthcare: Nanomedicine involves the use of nanoparticles for drug delivery, disease diagnosis, and targeted therapies. It has revolutionized cancer treatment and diagnostics.

 

  1. Materials Science: Nanomaterials exhibit unique mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. They are used to create stronger and lighter materials, improving everything from sports equipment to aerospace components.

 

  1. Energy: Nanotechnology plays a critical role in enhancing energy storage (e.g., batteries and supercapacitors) and improving the efficiency of solar cells and energy conversion devices.

 

  1. Environmental Remediation: Nanoparticles are employed for the removal of pollutants and contaminants from air and water, contributing to cleaner environments.

 

  1. Food and Agriculture: Nanotechnology is used to develop innovative packaging materials, improve food safety, and enhance crop protection and nutrient delivery.

 

  1. Information Technology: Nanotechnology has enabled advancements in data storage, leading to higher-capacity hard drives and faster memory devices.

 

  1. Textiles: Nanocoatings and treatments are used to create stain-resistant, UV-protective, and antimicrobial textiles.

 

  1. Cosmetics: Nanoparticles are incorporated into cosmetics for better UV protection and improved delivery of active ingredients.

 

  1. Space Exploration: Nanosatellites and nanomaterials are used in space exploration missions, enabling more cost-effective and efficient space travel.

 

Nanotechnology continues to evolve and offers exciting possibilities for addressing various global challenges while driving innovation across industries "This is the reason behind the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with its potential for both benefit and harm to the world and its societies" However, it also raises ethical, safety, and environmental considerations that need to be carefully addressed as it becomes more integrated into our daily lives.

Food security

Food security can be defined as a state achieved when all individuals, at all times, have both physical and economic access to an adequate, safe, and nutritious food supply that meets their dietary needs and preferences, allowing them to lead an active and healthy life, according to the priorities set by this food pyramid.

The key factors that must be provided in a society to initiate food security include:

  1. The availability of beneficial fertilizers at all times.

  2. Access to healthy seeds at any given time.

  3. Availability of pesticides when needed.

  4. Access to sufficient water for agriculture.

  5. The provision of knowledge, expertise, and technology necessary to achieve the aforementioned factors under optimal conditions and the initiation of investment projects in accordance with the priorities of the food security pyramid.

"Our goal is to apply nanotechnology across all fields and applications of food security, including research and industries."

Inula Viscosa plant

(King of medicinal plants) 

What is the medicinal plant Inula Viscosa?

Inula viscosa is a medicinal plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. 

It is also known as sticky fleabane, false yellowhead, or yapışkan andız otu in Turkish .

It is a perennial shrub that grows in the Mediterranean region. 

It has spreading branches, toothed leaves, and small yellow flowers .

Inula viscosa has been used in traditional medicine for various purposes, such as treating cancer, diabetes, hypertension, bronchitis, tuberculosis, wounds, skin diseases, infertility, lung and gastro-duodenal disorders .

Some of its bioactive compounds include isocostic acid, kaempferol, and inulinase. These compounds have shown promising effects in antiproliferative, antioxidant, antibacterial, and enzymatic activities .

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