Introduction to word Nanotechnology
The word nano is derived from Latin word nanus means dwarf and Greek Nanos which is referred to as a very small or smallest. The term Nanotechnology is a combination of word nano and technology. Nano means the smallest and Technology means method, systems, and devices which are the result of scientific knowledge being used for practical purposes. Nanotechnology or nanoscience deals with the observation and control of the molecules and atmos at their individual level, which is not possible with human eyes for its study and applications in different areas. The microscope for its study is invented about 30 years ago.
One nanometer is one-billionth of a meter
1 nm = 10^-9 of a meter.
There are 25,400,000 in an inch
1 inch = 25 million and 400 thousand nm
A sheet of newspaper is about 100,000 nanometer.
If one Nanometer is as small as marble then one meter should be as big as the size of the earth.
Nanotechnology is widely used in technical research and inventions. This field of science can be used in combination with various technical and non-technical disciplines.
Definition to Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology is the branch of science which deals with the study and application of various disciplines.
The field for Controlled manipulation of molecules and individual atoms less than 100-nanometer scale is called Nanotechnology
History of Nanotechnology
In 1956, the physicist Richard Feynman first mentioned the concept behind nanoscience and nanotechnology in his speech at the American Physical Society meeting at the California Institute of Technology. A process in which scientists can direct and restraint individual atoms of molecules was described by the Feynman in that meet.