Nanotechnology Focus Group

The Micro/Nanotechnology Focus Group was established in December 2010 to promote the interests of and to develop programs in support of ATMAE members involved in this growing field.


What is Nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology consists of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally, nanotechnology deals with structures sized between one to 100 nanometers in at least one dimension, and involves developing materials or devices within that size. Quantum mechanical effects are very important at this scale, which is in the quantum realm. Nanotechnology may be able to create many new materials and devices with a vast range of applications, such as in medicine, electronics, biomaterials, micro nano-technology and energy production.
  • Wikipedia's Nanotechnology Page


  • Nanotechnology Takes Off
    What's 100,000 times thinner than a strand of hair? A nanometer. Discover the nanotech boom in Berkeley, where researchers are working to unlock the potential of nanoscience to battle global warming and disease.

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