Majumder, Dwijesh and Banerjee, Rajat and Mukhopadhayay, Sunit K and Ulrichs, Christian and Mewis, Inga and Samanta, Arunava and Das, Asit and Adhikary, Sujit and Goswami , Arunava and Dutta Majumder, Dwijesh (2006) Nano-fabricated materials in cancer treatment and agri-biotech applications: Buckyballs in quantum holy grails. IETE Journal of Research , 52 (5). pp. 339-356. ISSN 0377-2063

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New ideas in the development of the intelligent nanomaterials miniaturized at the nanometer sizes gained substantial interest because of the wide range of their technological purposes. The recognition of the ultimate limits of computation has also lead computer scientists to seek inspiration from nanobiology. Because living organisms function with nanoscale buildings blocks and exploit collective quantum effects and thermal energy. This is necessary for the survival in its "living" thermodynamic status. The hope to break the barrier of miniaturization seems to lie in the knowledge of the self-organization mechanism of living objects. Furthermore, knowledge about the mesoscopic scale might be able to explain the self-assembly and the working regime of the simplest organisms created by nature. In solid-state physics and electronics, a large variety of different non-equilibrium phenomena accompany with the spontaneous self-assembly of the spatial and the spatio-temporal patterns in the nano-size objects. First, we present a recent update of the different nanomaterials experimentally or commercially produced which have been successfully applied in complex biological systems. Finally, we give examples of our pioneering research on 'cancer' and 'agricultural biotechnology' to provide readers befter vistas about the enormous growth potential of nanotechnology in coming years. We have developed an international nanosilica network to do research on cancer biology and agricultural biotechnology. Surface modified hydrophobic and lipophilic nanosilica developed by us has already attracted huge investments in different parts of the globe. We also propose a nanoparticle assisted cybernetic approach, which could be used for early cancer detection in future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: nanoscience; nanotechnology; cancer; agriculture; biotechnology; system biology; cybemetics; nanosilica
Depositing User: Mrs Chandana Patra
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2011 05:50
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 09:25

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