Nanotechnology and Energy: Powerful Things from a Tiny World, Spanish Version (Nanotechnologia y Energia: Cosas Poderosas de un Mundo Diminuto)

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NNI Brochures
Author: NNI/NNCO
Publication Date: Jan. 28 2014

Description:
Nano and Energy brochure cover, Spanish versionThe Spanish version of our educational brochure, which provides an overview of nanotechnology's potential applications in the energy sector, including information on batteries, catalysts, solar cells, and green fuels.
 
 
 
 
 

Nanotechnology Fact

Nanotechnology encompasses science, engineering, and technology at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers. Just how small is that? A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. For reference, a sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick. Nanoscale matter can behave differently than the same bulk material. For example, a material’s melting point, color, strength, chemical reactivity, and more may change at the nanoscale.

Researchers seeking to understand the fundamentals of properties at the nanoscale may call their work nanoscience; those focused on effective use of the properties may call their work nanoengineering. Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.

Learn more in the Nano 101 section.

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