What Is Nanotechnology?


When someone generally talks about nanotechnology they are referring to the field in science that relates to matter that is reduced to a very small size. Nanotechnology in principal is to make and utilize small items. When I say small, I mean really small. Someone that works in the nanotechnology field works with materials and devices that are generally 100 nanometers or smaller. A nanometer is not as small as an atom, but it is something you would not be able to see with your naked eye. To relate: a strand of hair would be equivalent to 100000 nanometers. In correct measurement, the nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. To see one, you would have to use one of the most powerful microscope available called an atomic force microscope.

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