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Nanotechnology is another up and coming industries that is poised to take
the world up to another level of technological breakthrough. What exactly
is Nanotechnology? A nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter. As a comparison,
the human hair is approximately 75,000 nm in thickness.
deals with the research and applications of objects that are measured in
nm. Any object that we see consists of atoms and molecules joined together
by atomic or molecular forces. When one is able to manipulate these atoms
individually and putting them together using machines that are in the size
of nm, then a product will begin to take shape. It is just like making a
puzzle piece or LEGO of which you can make different shapes of objects by
varying the way you place them together. A real life example is that if we
take the atoms of coal and rearrange them, we can make a diamond out of
it. That is how powerful this technology is.
challenges of this technology is that one need to develop nano level
machines to grab a single atom and move them to another position.
Similarly, hugh nano level assembly machines need to be developed to
enable the assembly of these atoms and molecules together. It has to be
fast because a product can consist of trillions of atoms. This calls for
the invention of replicators that will replicate these assembly machines
at a fast rate.
qualifications do Nanotechnologists need?
need a minimum of a Masters level of education. They need creativity, an
aptitude for analysis and problem-solving and strong skills in
mathematics, science and computing. Nanotechnologists conduct research and
need to be able to visualize and explain ideas clearly. They need to be
able to work independently and work well with a multidisciplinary team.
Excellent laboratory skills and attention to detail are essential.
areas of study do Nanotechnologists include in their coursework?
solid base in science is fundamental. Because of the multidisciplinary
aspects of this emerging science, undergraduate training in physics,
biochemistry, biology, chemistry or mathematics may each provide
appropriate background. The potential for health applications of
nanotechnology suggests a medical background may also be appropriate.
areas of specialization may Nanotechnologists choose?
degrees are still developing for this highly specialized yet
multi-disciplinary field of study. Emerging areas are Nanotechnology law
and investing and business. Consulting and Research and Development are
significant areas of emphasis. Other specialties focus on modeling and
simulation that includes computational nanotechnology, computational
nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, and modeling of processes encountered in
nanofabrication. New measurements and standards for Nanotechnology will be
needed to convert basic research into applied technologies, products and
services with broad affects on economies, global society, and individual