Nanotechnology has influenced the lighting industry with respect to innovations in materials, which improve performance of conductive modules, delivering more efficient devices and bringing down operational costs. Using nanotechnology in the lighting industry may open new paths for researchers for example flexible devices such as wearables or large area LED lighting. In addition, the limitations of silicon materials offer potential opportunities for nanomaterials. Carbon materials such as nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles, and graphene have been observed as the key nanomaterials that are being explored on a large scale for utilization in displays and lighting.
The Nanotech TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on nanotechnology-related innovations and their impact across various industries. Technology focus areas include nanomaterials, nanocoatings, nanohealthcare, nanomedicine, and nanomanufacturing.
Miniaturization, a move toward lower power consumption, and the need for enhanced features are driving innovations in the electronics sector. Technology focus areas include semiconductor manufacturing and design, flexible electronics, 3D integration/IC, MEMS and NEMS, solid state lighting, advanced displays, nanoelectronics, wearable electronics, brain computer interface, advanced displays, near field communication, and next generation data storage or memory.
Keywords: Lighting, LED, OLED, zinc oxide, carbon nanotubes, organic nanofibers