RSL 2012: Speaker Presentations and Posters

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Agendas and Presentations
Author: RSL 2012 Speakers and Panelists
Publication Date: Jun. 14 2012

Description:

Presentations from the speakers and panelists at the NNI and ONAMI sponsored Regional, State, & Local (RSL) Initiatives in Nanotechnology  Workshop, held May 1-2, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. Also included are reduced-sized versions of the posters presented by RSLs.


Nanotechnology Fact

Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers (nm), where unique phenomena enable novel applications not feasible when working with bulk materials or even with single atoms or molecules. A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter. A sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick; a single gold atom is about a third of a nanometer in diameter.

Researchers seeking to understand the fundamentals of properties at the nanoscale call their work nanoscience; those focused on effective use of the properties call their work nanoengineering.

Encompassing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology, nanotechnology involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.

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