nanoMATTER is dedicated to research on novel nanomaterials based on transition metals, semiconductors, and photoluminescent materials for optoelectronics and biotechnological applications


nanoMATTER promotes and supports education and dissemination of fundamental and general nanotechnology for science and non-science undergraduate students

nanoMATTER is an interdisciplinary academic outreach committed to provide nanotechnology literacy

Silver nanoclusters on zeolite substrates
Y. Posada. J. Appl. Phys. 2009

Nanotechnology is  an interdisciplinary field of research and development dedicated to the manipulation of matter at the atomic and molecular level to produce specialized materials and devices with sizes from 1 to 100 billionth of a meter.
Nanotechnology promises to master materials to provide green energy and improve global living standards. For examples, silver nanomaterials could be used to develop resistant-free antibacterial medicines, and increase solar cells efficiency

Nanomaterials show unexpected and interesting chemical and physical properties different from those of the original bulk materials. Silicon is a material that only exhibits optical properties at the nano scale level; the photoluminescence of nanocrystalline silicon could be used by the industry to produce displays with integrated electronic capabilities

Photoluminescence of (a) and (b) silicon nanoclusters in silica gel monoliths, and (c) porous silicon membranes. Y. Posada. J. Appl.Phys. 96, 2240 (2004)

Nanotechnology  will become a regular part of our lives.  Nowadays, we enjoy some of its products in electronic computerized equipment, solar-block cosmetics, and biological marker for cancer diagnosis among many other goods. Therefore, having a fundamental education in nanotechnology can allow people in general to participate and make choices  on the advancements and application of this emerging technology


Courses: CIFI-3016 and CIFI-4995.
Y Posada 2009-2010 

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