8 Must Know Facts About the Future of the Technology – Nanotechnology!
Nanotechnology (or “nanotech”) is manufacturing functional systems at the molecular scale or according to the National Nanotechnology Initiative it is manipulation of substances with at least one dimension calculated from 1 to 100 nanometers.
The concepts of nano technology for the first time discussed the physicist Richard Feynman in 1959 in the talk “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”.
In the book called “Small Wonders: The World of Nano science” the Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Horst Störmer mentioned that the nano-scale is more interesting than the atomic scale. According to him “the nano-scale is the first point where we can assemble something and it’s not until we start putting atoms together that we can make anything useful”.
Nanometer is one-billionth part of a meter.
Nanostructured catalysts offer the possibility of saving energy and reducing waste making at the same time the chemical manufacturing processes more efficient.
Nanotechnology has definitely great potential. But at the same time entails many discussions like whether and how nano materials will be harmful to the environment and taking necessary steps for protection.
Almost all high-performance electronic devices with computing chips, manufactured in the last 10 years, have some nanomaterial’s in their construction.
Nanostructured catalysts make the chemical manufacturing processes more efficient, they save energy, reduce and detect the environmental waste.
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is an initiative, led by U.S. Government with the idea bringing revolution in technology and of course more benefits to the society by understanding and controlling the nanomaterial’s.
USA, Europe and Japan invested via the National Nanotechnology Initiative billions of dollars in the implementation of this new type of technology, knowing the fact that Nanotechnology will find a good place for usage in different areas: medicine, engineering , electronics, biomaterials, cosmetic industry, food, car industry and energy production and will definitely help for improvement our life quality and safety.