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nanotechnology

[-teknol′əjē]
technology at the level of atoms, molecules, and molecular fragments, including manipulating them and creating new structures.

nanotechnology

(nă″nō-tĕk-nŏl′ŏ-jē) [L. nanus, dwarf, + Gr. technē, art, + logos, word, reason]
The scientific study and engineering of chemical or biological objects measuring between 1 and 1000 nanometers. Objects this small are about the size of atoms or small molecules. “Wet” nanotechnology is the manipulation of organic or biological compounds in solution. “Dry” nanotechnology is the engineering of objects on silicon or carbon surfaces, such as those used in computing.

nanotechnology

The application of the science of manipulation at an atomic level. The practical applications of the ability to move single atoms so as to construct molecules, materials, structures and even functioning machines at an atomic level. Nanotechnology is currently at a germinal stage but is expected to have extensive applications in medicine. See also MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES.
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He added: "The nanotube, in this case, is like a very bright needle in a very large haystack.
The team, based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), modified a simple microfluidic channel with an array of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes rolled lattices of atoms like tiny tubes of chicken wire.
In this new study, Chiara Zurzolo of the Institut Pasteur in Paris and her colleagues show how prion-infected immune cells, which can circulate in the blood from gut to brain, can form nanotube connections to brain cells.
According to Fuhrer, his new findings indicate nanotubes could fill that role.
has begun large-scale production of a material called carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in its new pilot factory located in Akishima City, Tokyo.
The light-emitting carbon nanotubes represent the first electrically controlled single-molecule light emitter ever constructed.
For one thing, it's very expensive to take carbon and create nanotubes.
Such 'beyond silicon' nanotube electronics may then lead to unimagined progress in computing miniaturization and power.
So if we join individual nanotubes together, end-to-end, we can form different kinds of nanotube wires.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers from the University of Mazandaran studied the performance of boron nitride nanotubes in the presence of vitamins through a computational method.
The armchair quantum wire-a macroscopic cable of well-aligned metallic nanotubes-was envisioned by the late Richard Smalley, a Rice chemist who shared the Nobel Prize for his part in discovering the the family of molecules that includes the carbon nanotube.