ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
Nanotechnology is the study of matter at an incredibly small scale, generally between one and 100 nanometers. To put this in perspective, a piece of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick. Nanotechnology encompasses a broad range of materials, manufacturing processes and technologies that are used to create and enhance many products people use every day.
After more than 20 years of basic nanoscience research and more than fifteen years of focused R&D under the NNI (National Nanotechnology Initiative), applications of nanotechnology are delivering in both expected and unexpected ways on nanotechnology’s promise to benefit society.