The term “nanotechnology” is commonly defined as the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale, although a more precise definition is perhaps the manipulation of matter with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometers. Accordingly, a very broad and diverse number of fields of technology and science have developments that are in the realm of nanotechnology, including surface science, organic chemistry, molecular biology, semiconductor physics and microfabrication.
The associated applications of such nano-technological developments are equally as diverse, and include extensions of conventional device physics to completely new approaches based upon molecular self-assembly, from developing new materials with dimensions on the nanoscale to direct control of matter on the atomic scale. Shelston IP had a number of professionals on staff who have expertise in fields of science and technology where developments in nanotechnology are important. For example, we have drafted patent applications for a Cooperative Research Centre relating to preparation of nanoscale zero-valent metals which are suitable for a wide variety of applications, but in particular to the remediation of water contaminated with organic contaminants.