What is nanotechnology? How does nanotechnology work?

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What is nanotechnology?

Dean Baker: Nanotechnology is the study and application of extremely tiny things and can be used across all the other fields of science, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.

One nanometer is a billionth of a meter, or 10-9 of a meter. Here are a few illustrative examples: Learn More

Qian Zhang: Nanotechnology is the science and technology of manufacturing materials with single atoms and molecules, and studies the properties and applications of materials with structural sizes ranging from 1 to 100 nanometers.

Nano science and technology is based on many modern advanced science and technology, science and technology, it is a dynamic science (dynamic mechanics) and modern science (physical, intelligence… Learn More 

Elizabeth Gabriela Macedo Flores: Nanotechnology is a field of research and innovation concerned with building 'things' - generally, materials and devices - on the scale of atoms and molecules. A nanometre is one-billionth of a metre: ten times the diameter of a hydrogen atom. The diameter of a human hair is, on average, 80,000 nanometres. At such scales, the ordinary rules of physics and chemistry no longer apply. Learn More  

Kevin Arcos: Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at the nanoscale, at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at this length scale. Learn More

How does nanotechnology work?

Elizabeth Gabriela Macedo Flores: Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at the nanometer scale, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at this length scale.

Nanotechnologies involve the design, characterization, production, and application of nanoscale structures, devices, and systems that produces structures, devices, and systems with at least one novel/superior characteristic or property. Learn More 

Ana Luiza Dias Abdo Agamme: Nanotechnology involves manipulating and controlling nanomaterials in a useful way. We can find nanomaterials in nature; examples are hemoglobin, smoke from fire, volcanic ash, and sea spray.

One of the main benefits of nanotechnology is that it increases the material's surface, which allows more atoms to interact with other materials. This property is responsible for the strength, durability, and conductivity of nanomaterials. Learn More

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