Nano Torch to help fight disease

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Kousik Das, E-MBA 2015-18, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur


‘Nano’, addition of these four letters amplifies the curiosity thousand times even for a very common object.We all know  functionalities of a torch, but when it becomes nano, then it must do wonder.

It is an actual tiny little version of torch, so small that you need a microscope to see it.Now imagine that this actual, tiny little version of a torch could be placed within a human skin cell, then think of the possibilities.The creators of the Nano Torch have said it can be used to fight disease, make counterfeit free passports and even neon flashing tattoos.

Professor Jin says the technology works by implanting small crystal like fluorescent material in the skin cells which can carry a beam of infra-red light which will then in turn influence the behaviour of single molecules.The Nano Torch collected the Eureka Prize for Excellence in Interdisciplinary Scientific Research for Professor Dayong Jin and his team from the University of Technology Sydney last week.



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