‘Nano’ is from Greek word
- meaning "dwarf“. It is a prefixmeaning 10
. In the matric system, A nanometre is a billionth of ametre, or
1/80,000 of the diameter of a human hair
10 times the diameter of a hydrogen atom.1 metre vs. 1 nanometre= Diameter of Earth(12760km) vs. Diameter of M&M(1.2cm)
What is Nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology is a catch-all phrase for materials and devices thatoperate at the nanoscale. In the metric system of measurement, “Nano”equals a billionth and therefore a nanometer is one-billionth of a meter.References to nano materials, nanoelectronics, nano devices andnanopowderssimply mean the material or activity can be measured innanometers. To appreciate the size, a human red blood cell is over 2,000nanometers long, virtually outside the nanoscale range!
World-level nano technology scenario
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