Explore the potential for nanotechnologies to transform future mobile and Internet communications. Based on a research collaboration between Nokia, Helsinki University of Technology, and the University of Cambridge, here leading researchers review the current state-of-the art and future prospects for:
• Novel multifunctional materials, dirt repellent, self-healing surface materials, and lightweight structural materials capable of adapting their shape
• Portable energy storage using supercapacitor-battery hybrids based on new materials including carbon nanohorns and porous electrodes, fuel cell technologies, energy harvesting and more efficient solar cells
• Electronics and computing advances reaching beyond IC scaling limits, new computing approaches and architectures, embedded intelligence and future memory technologies.
• Nanoscale transducers for mechanical, optical and chemical sensing, sensor signal processing, and nanoscale actuation
• Nanoelectronics to create ultrafast and adaptive electronics for future radio technologies
• Flat panel displays with greater robustness, improved resolution, brightness and contrast, and mechanical flexibility
• Manufacturing and innovation processes, plus commercialization of nanotechnologies.