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Reflecting on the Impacts of Science: Nanotechnology
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Introduction

Nanotechnology in science, engineering, and technology is conducted at the nanoscale, which includes sizes from about 1 to 100nm. The ideas and concepts behind nanoscience and nanotechnology started with a talk by physicist Richard Feynman in 1959, long before the term nanotechnology was used. In his talk, Feynman described a process in which scientists would be able to manipulate and control individual atoms and molecules. Over a decade later, in his explorations of ultraprecision machining, Professor Norio Taniguchi coined the term nanotechnology.

 

Nanotechnology can be used across a number of Science fields, such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Materials Science, and Engineering. In this assignment you will concentrate on the chemical side of nanotechnology – nanochemistry.

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Nanotechnology

Isdale, A., Hastie, S., Henderson, F., Lass, D., & Woodley, K. (Producers). (2011). Nanotechnology [Television series episode]. In S. Waller (Producer), Scope. Pyrmont, N.S.W.: Network Ten.

 

Rees, R. (Producer). (2007). Nanotechnology: An introduction [Television broadcast]. Blackburn, Vic.: Rees Films.

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