ENGRI111_1 - ENGRI 111 Nanotechnology Overview WHAT I S...

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Unformatted text preview: ENGRI 111 Nanotechnology Overview WHAT I S NANO? “nano” – prefix means one billionth Human hair ~ 50,000 nm across Smallest features on a commercial microchip are 100 nm Smallest things seeable with unaided eye are 10,000 nm Ten hydrogen atoms make 1 nm WHY CARE ABOUT NANO? Little word with big potential Speculation about a revolutionary shift in science and engineering Next I ndustrial Revolution? I mplications in ethics, economics, day-to-day life Panacea for all ills? Next step in biological & chemical warfare? Opportunity to create next species to replace humanity? FACTS ABOUT NANO 100s M in research from federal gov/ industry Major universities across the world are investing on nanotech Across many disciplines Engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, computer science FACTS ABOUT NANO Nano is big business 1T market by 2015 Fastest-growing industry in history...
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