Some work in the manufacturing industry, developing new machines processes that rely on nanomaterials.For example, a nanotechnologist may work with nanoimprint technology, a process that allows nanoscale features to be printed or stamped onto a surface.Others may work in environmental fields, developing methods for cleaning water and air using nanomaterials.
While nanotechnology often brings to mind images of tiny computer chips or microscopic machines, the field also deals with how organic nanoscale particles work within the human body and the environment.
Communication from the Commission - Towards a European Strategy for Nanotechnology.
Commission of the European Communities (December 5, 2004). The Allianz Center for Technology and Allianz Global Risks, in cooperation with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) International Futures Programme, has reviewed the likely economic impact, investment possibilities, and potential risks of nanotechnologies from their perspective.
Nanotechnology encompasses science, engineering and technology and involves imaging, measuring, modeling, and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.
The development of unique nanoscale structures has the potential to revolutionize industry, including electronics, medicine, and consumer products.