Nanoparticles feature exceptional material properties and thus provide a wide range of possible applications in various areas such as lightweight construction, energy and environmental engineering, electronics, medicine and also information and communication technology. Beside carbon or boron-nitride based nanoparticles (Fullerene, CNTs, graphene, BN-NTs) also ceramic and metallic nanoparticles are topic of actual research. In particular such nanoparticles are used as fibers in nanocomposite materials.
In the context of design and production of nanomaterials many questions and problems emerge. The Department of Virtual Material Design of Fraunhofer SCAI provides several efficient software tools to tackle these problems.