Glossary

Nanotechnology

11.07.08

Nanotechnology,sometimes shortened to "Nanotech", refers to a field whose theme is the control of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally nanotechnology deals with structures 100 nanometers or smaller, and involves developing materials or devices within that size.
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URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanotechnology
  • Self-assembly

    A branch of nanotechnology in which objects, devices, and systems form structures without external prodding. In self-assembly, the individual components contain in themselves enough information to build a template for a structure composed of multiple…
    11.12.08

  • MEMS (Electronic)

    Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems. Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) is the technology of the very small, and merges at the nano-scale into nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) and nanotechnology. MEMS are also referred to as micromachines (in Japa…
    11.12.08

  • IEC

    The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental international standards organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies – collect…
    11.10.08

  • Nanotubes

    A nanoscale tube-like structure, which can occur naturally in some minerals, or be man-made from a variety of materials including carbon. Carbon nanotubes are allotropes of carbon with a nanostructure that can have a length-to-diameter ratio great…
    11.07.08

  • Nanoscale

    The term “nanoscale science and technology” (N S & T) refers to the understanding and controlled manipulation of structures and phenomena that have nanoscale dimensions. Scientists have adopted the Greek word nano as a prefix to mean…
    11.07.08

  • Dip pen nano-lithography (DPN)

    Dip Pen Nanolithography (DPN) is a scanning probe lithography technique where an atomic force microscope tip is used to transfer molecules to a surface via a solvent meniscus. This technique allows surface patterning on scales of under 100 nanometres…
    11.07.08