Presented By Ritesh Sinha E.C.E,8th sem Roll-08182003041 Reg no.


Is it a boon or bane?

 Definition
 Why Nanotechnology  Origin  Studies involved  Molecules self assembly  Application in day today life  Health and environmental concern

What is Nanotechnology?
 Nanotechnology commonly known as “NANOTECH” in short.  Nanotechnology is the study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular level molecular self assembly.  It deals with molecular self assembly.

Why Nanotechnology or Nanotech?
 The word Nano is mainly originated from nanometer.  Nanometer is the unit of length in metric system.

 1 nanometer (nm) equal to one billionth of a meter. (1/1000000000 of a meter , or 0.000000001 m , 10−9 nm)

Origin Nanotechnology
•Buckminsterfullerene C60, also known as the buckyball.

•It is a representative member of the carbon structures known as fullerenes.
•Nanotechnology is a relatively recent development in scientific research and still under development.

Area of Physics involved?
 Nanoelectronics.
 Nanomechanics.  Nanophotonics.  Nanoionics.

Molecular self assembly
 Molecular self assembly is a synthetic chemistry to create small molecular almost any structure.

 The basic principal to create the molecular

structure is based Watson-Crick base paring of DNA strand.

Application in day today life
 Titanium dioxide in sunscreen, cosmetics, surface coatings.  Carbon allotropes used to produce gecko tapes.
 Silver in food packaging, clothing, disinfectants.  Zinc oxide in sunscreens and cosmetics, surface coatings, paints and outdoor furniture varnishes

Implications of Nanotechnology
 Medicine
 Environment  Energy  Information and communication  Heavy Industry  Consumer goods ……………………………and

many more.

 Diagnostics

 Drug Delivery

 Tissue Engineering.

 Filtration
Ultra Filtration Magnetic Filtration Membrane Filtration.

 Reduction in energy consumption.

 Increase in efficiency in energy consumption.

 Enhanced renewable energy solution.

Information and Communication
 Memory storage
 Novel semi conductor devices  Display  Quantum Computers

Heavy Industry
 Aerospace
 Catalysis  Construction  Nano particles in steel  Nano particles in glass  Nano particles in coatings

Consumer goods
 Food

 Nano-food

 And other household products

Health & environmental concern
 Nanoparticles products may have unintended consequences.
 Silver nanoparticles destroys beneficial

bacteria with help in decomposing organic matter.  There are a risk of nanoparticles or nanotubes being released during disposal, destruction and recycling.  Asbestos nanoparticles causes bronchitis.

  Basic concept of nanotechnology by S.

Morelo  Nanotac Gamble by Andrew scneider.  Nanotechnology and nanotoxicology by Suh WH, Suslick KS,stucky GD.


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