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What is Nanotechnology?

ApplicationsNanoscience involves research to discover new behaviors and properties of materials with dimensions at the nanoscale which ranges roughly from 1 to 100 nanometers(nm). Nanotechnology is the way discoveries made at the nanoscale are put to work. Nanotechnology is more than throwing together a batch of nanoscale materials - it requires the ability to manipulate and control those materials in a useful way.

Nano Basics:

  • Applied science and technology with control of matter at the atomic and molecular scale
  • Generally 100 nanometers or smaller
  • One nanometer is a billionth of an inch
  • Used to fabricate devices or materials that lie within that size range
  • A fusion of chemistry, physics and engineering
  • The manipulation and assembly material with atomic precision
  • A highly multidisciplinary field:
  • Applied Sciences
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Robotics

Nanotechnology Applications:

  • Medicine
    • Diagnostics,Drug Delivery and Treatment: Cancer Applications
    • Tissue Engineering
  • Chemistry and Environment
    • Catalysis to environmentally friendly technologies
    • Filtration
  • Energy
    • Reduction and increasing the efficiency of energy consumption
    • Advancements in environmentally friendly energy systems
  • Information and Communication
    • Novel semiconductor and optoelectronic devices
    • Displays
    • Quantum Computers
  • Heavy Industry
    • Aerospace
    • Refineries
    • Vehicle manufactures
  • Consumer goods
    • Foods
    • Optics
    • Textiles
    • Cosmetics