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How nanotechnology became popular

Posted by :grahamford557

Beginning of nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is a new term which is becoming popular day by day nowadays. But it is not at all a new concept, the existence of nanotechnology can be traced back long in the ancient times. For example, Damascus blades containing carbon nanotubes and nanowires, which helps in building a powerful steel and also the moire design of the blades which gives them their name.

Thus, we can see that nanotechnology has been present in many things in ancient times. It didn’t come into limelight until the 1980s, when it was put into experimental form. In 1981, the tunneling microscope was invented, followed by the discovering of fullerenes in the year 1985 which actually made the term nanotechnology quite popular.

The field of nanotechnology was further popularized in the 2000s with growing popularity among scientist and many research and experiment started on finding for the advantages and disadvantages of nanotechnology. The growing potential of nanotechnology in medical in every field like medicine, space, commercial, etc, was successful in raising funds for researchers from government and non-government bodies. The applications of nanotechnology were implemented in many products that were sold in the commercial market. And today the experimentation is going on to make or improve lives of human.

The people behind coining the term nanotechnology

Richard Feynman

He was a famous physicist from America, he is regarded to be the person who played the role of inspiration behind the field of nanotechnology. He was the first to conceptualize the idea of manipulating atoms and molecules at nano level. While doing the experimenting he noticed that by manipulating the particles at nano level can bring about a change in their physical characteristics. Although it was found later after his death that his research and his studies hold less influential power in the twentieth century. His plenty of room concept was popularized By K Eric Drexler in his book about nanotechnology.

Norio Taniguchi

He was the first scientist belonging to Japan who used the term nanotechnology for the first time. He was the scientist of Tokyo University of Science who used the word first in a conference. He used a definition Nano-technology' mainly consists of the processing of, separation, consolidation, and deformation of materials by one atom or one molecule.”

K. Eric Drexler

Often regarded as the man who conceptualized the idea of nanotechnology and founded the field of science named molecular nanotechnology. He worked on to promote the immense significance of nanoscale materials and products that are made by implementing nanotechnology with the help of his influential talks and his published books.

Tag(s) : nanotechnology, nano science, nanoparticles, nanowires, nano medicine,    

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  1. kerirussell  - September 21, 2015

    It is mind boggling to know that damascus steel also has nanotechnology in them. Really amazing facts that such a huge technology was not discovered before 1980s.

  1. grahamford557  - September 29, 2015

    More on Damascus steel here:

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