nanoEHS Series: Capstone: Risk Management Methods & Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of Nanotechnology

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NNI Workshop Agendas and Presentations
Author: Various
Publication Date: Mar. 30 2010

Description:

This workshop was part of the nanoEHS workshop series. Below are the workshop agenda, materials, and presentations.

View the official workshop report here.


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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