„Of course we meet within various scientific conferences and seminars, we read each others´ articles, but generally we do not find time to inform each other in more detail about newly built or prepared nanotechnological laboratories and infrastructures and associated research plans,” says Tomáš Šikola, coordinator of research programme Advanced Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies in CEITEC. “We are organizing this meeting to prove that the resources have been invested correctly and that also general public will benefit from it, “ adds Šikola.
One of young foreign masterminds, Pol van Dorpe from IMEC in Belgium, is coming to support Czech experts. He will share his experience from a successful research centre and especially actual directions of research in the field of nanophotonics.
Nanotechnologies are one of the most dynamically developing fields of science and especially in Brno they already have a strong position. This is among others confirmed by the presence of international companies and is supported by the fact that one of them has announced extension of its production.
For example in CEITEC nanotechnological teams will work on:
- digital-analogue converters for low-voltage and low-input mobile devices which will for example increase the battery life in a mobile phone,
- increasing the density a speed of records in high-capacity memories – approx. 3 times higher than the actual capacity of flash discs is,
- development of multichannel detection systems and systems of scanning and processing multidimensional image data, which will significantly increase the utility value of nowadays produced microscopes.