Team: Advanced Functional Materials
Detelina Asenova, 47 years old, student in business administration, bachelor degree, UNWE – Sofia
Previous occupation: professional dancer, actress
Project How to avoid atmospheric humidity in your body and in your mobile devices? Quantum dots can help you!
Abstract – When I was a child, I lived in Varna. This is a town near Black Sea. In the winter the weather are cold and humidity. This combination is the worst for your body, because the humidity penetrates through every material. I felt cold and uncomfortable all the time. Today with the quantum dots and nanotech we can avoid this feeling. We can create new thread coated with quantum dots and avoid the humidity.
I imagine I am an explorer in the tropic area. Every day has patter of rain, the humidity is very high. My mobile devices suffer, they aren’t protected. We can create thin coating to protect mobile device from corrosion and every day patter of rain. This coating will be finely, transparent, flexible to coat every little opening.
The best way to predict future is to create it (Peter Drucker)
Nanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This covers both current work and concepts that are more advanced. In its original sense, ‘nanotechnology’ refers to the projected ability to construct items from the bottom up, using techniques and tools being developed today to make complete, high performance products.
My offers are in the first generation products – passive nanostructures, coating; What is passive nanostructures – The lotus effect refers to the very high water repellence –superhydrophobicity – resulting in self-cleaning properties as exhibited by the leaves of the lotus flower. Dirt particles are picked up by water droplets due to a complex micro- and nanoscopic architecture of the surface, which minimizes adhesion. Superhydrophobic and self-cleaning properties can also easily be demonstrated in many other plants.
Computer graphic of a lotus leaf surface