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Nanotechnology in Manufacturing
Nanotechnology in Manufacturing

LAS 432
Professor Robert Clark

August 26th, 2012

LAS 432
Professor Robert Clark

August 26th, 2012

Danielle Nicholson, Wilmer Solorzano, Michael Moore, and Yisel Sanchez Our primary focus with this paper was to research and assess the issues associated with the specific emerging technology.

Danielle Nicholson, Wilmer Solorzano, Michael Moore, and Yisel Sanchez Our primary focus with this paper was to research and assess the issues associated with the specific emerging technology.

TABLE OF CONTENT
NANOTECHNOLOGY IN MANUFACTURING

INTRODUCTION
TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTIONDanielle
ASSOCIATED SCIENCE EXPLANATIONDanielle
HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENTDanielle
POLICTICAL INFLUENCESMichael
LEGAL INFLUENCES Michael
ECONOMIC QUESTIONS AND CONSIDERATIONS Michael
PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS Wilmer
SOCIAL EFFECTS Wilmer
TECHNOLOGY-CULTURE CONTEXT & MEDIA INFLUENCE Wilmer
IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ENVIROMENT Yisel
MORAL AND ETHICAL IMPLICATIONSYisel
CONCLUSIONYisel
REFERENCESTeam
BREIF DESCRIPTION
What is Nanotechnology Manufacturing? The concept behind Nanotechnology is maneuvering molecules and/or atoms to fabricate resources and formations straightforwardly, in addition to utilizing the exclusive traits of matter at the Nano scale. The definition of technology is "the application of science and scientific knowledge for industrial or commercial objectives," then in its most simplistic form, nanotechnology is defined as "the application of science and scientific knowledge, at the Nano scale, for industrial or commercial objectives." In order to understand the size of material/matter involved at the Nano scale level, one needs to trace down the units of measurement, commencing with an ant (at the mill scale) and ending at the very bottom, at the Nano scale. The Nano scale is far from the smallest unit of measurement it is however the smallest scale at which matter can be manipulated. In terms of techniques for manufacturing Nano scale materials; there are two different approaches, bottom up and top down. The first approach is top-down which refers to making Nano scale structures by machining and etching techniques, whereas the second approach bottom-up, or "molecular nanotechnology," applies to building organic and inorganic structures atom-by-atom, or molecule-by-molecule. My research indicated that Eric Drexler developed and familiarized the word nanotechnology in the 1980's with his writings on the construction of machines built on the Nano scale. An example was a miniature submarines capable of being transported through the human body. My research also indicated that these were not the only function for nanotechnology. The Nano science was found to have many general purpose uses. When the technology is finished, the manufacture of products from Nano-scale materials will greatly affect society and many industries. Nanotechnology is also called "molecular manufacturing", manufacturing products by moving atoms and molecules into desired arrangements. The basic concept says that goods could be manufactured in a "black box" with an assembler that arranges the individual atoms and molecules of the raw materials, lining them up until the desired product results. Nanotechnology is the art and science of manipulating matter at the atomic or molecular scale and may lead to significant improvements in technologies for protecting the environment. We will see many uses of Nanotechnology in the future. I believe this technology will benefit many people. The advantages of Nanotechnology are:

* Nanotechnology can actually change a lot of electronic applications and products. The areas that benefit from the continued development of nanotechnology when it comes to electronic products include Nano transistors, Nano diodes, OLED, plasma...
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