Nanotechnology: Big Things from a Tiny World.

Subject Area:
NNI Brochures
Author: National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
Publication Date: Mar. 16 2018

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Nanotechnology: Big Things from a Tiny World provides a general overview or nanotechnology and how it is used today.

 


Nanotechnology Fact

Depending on the shape, the application, or the components, nanomaterials may be called by a variety of different names, including nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanofilms, nanoshells, nanospheres, nanowires, nanoclays, nanoconcrete, nanopolymers, and much more. Other nanomaterials have distinct qualities that have led researchers to call them by other non-nano prefix names, such as quantum dots or graphene. Generally speaking, nanomaterials are objects with one or more dimension at the nanoscale. Efforts to standardize these words are currently underway, for example, by the International Organization for Standardization. For more information, visit the Standards page.

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