2010.01.14-ECET499N-L01 - Introduction What is...

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Introduction – What is nanotechnology? Nano Greek for dwarf, pygmy, little old man, very small or tiny decimal prefix 10 -9 or one billionth of something Techno Greek for art, skill logy knowledge Technology The application of knowledge for practical ends Also termed as nanoscience, not just current technology!!! In this case size matter: At least two dimensions must be less than 100nm http://www.nas.nasa.gov/Groups/SciTech/nano/images/images.html The world's smallest abacus Carbon nanotube gears with double off-line teeth
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Ratner’s dimension display from: Mark A. Ratner (2006), "A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience," http://nanohub.org/resources/1021
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1000 kilometers Mark A. Ratner (2006), "A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience," http://nanohub.org/resources/1021
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100 kilometers Northwest Florida Mark A. Ratner (2006), "A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience," http://nanohub.org/resources/1021
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10 kilometers Tallahassee Mark A. Ratner (2006), "A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience," http://nanohub.org/resources/1021
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1 kilometer National Magnet Lab Mark A. Ratner (2006), "A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience," http://nanohub.org/resources/1021
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100 meters Lake, oaks Mark A. Ratner (2006), "A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience," http://nanohub.org/resources/1021
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10 meters Oak tree top Mark A. Ratner (2006), "A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience," http://nanohub.org/resources/1021
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1 meter Oak branch and leaves Mark A. Ratner (2006), "A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience," http://nanohub.org/resources/1021
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100 millimeters Oak leaf (actual size) Mark A. Ratner (2006), "A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience," http://nanohub.org/resources/1021
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10 millimeters Leaf surface, 10x enlarged Mark A. Ratner (2006), "A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience," http://nanohub.org/resources/1021
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This note was uploaded on 12/30/2010 for the course ECE 495N taught by Professor S.datta during the Spring '08 term at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

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2010.01.14-ECET499N-L01 - Introduction What is...

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