Nanotechnology (also called nanotech) is a branch of materials science that deals with manipulating matter on the atomic scale. It is so called because this field deals with engineering on the scale of a billionth of a meter, also known as a nanometer. Nanotechnology seeks to solve a wide range of problems from the construction of atomic scale machines to changing material properties at the atomic level.
Use the Internet, Argosy University library resources, and your textbook to research the field of nanotechnology.
Write a paper discussing some of the basic scientific and technical concepts of nanotechnology. Do the following in your paper:
- Discuss current or future applications of nanotechnology in fields such as medicine, engineering, space exploration, fuel cell development, air and water purification, and agriculture.
- Provide at least three examples of real-world applications in use or in development with reliable references.