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Government Agencies

National Nanotechnology Initiative
www.nano.gov

National Institute of Science and Technology
www.nist.gov

National Science Foundation
www.nsf.gov

Department of Education
www.ed.gov
National Institutes of Health
www.nih.gov

Department of Defense
www.defenselink.mil

National Aeronautic and Space Administration
www.nasa.gov

Why Is Small So Big?

Nanotechnology deals with products and processes that are measured in almost unbelievably small increments called “nanometers”—one billionth of a meter.

At the nanoscale, materials differ from larger objects in their physical, chemical and biological properties; therefore, they lend themselves to new and improved materials, systems and devices. Nanotechnology is behind the development of such diverse advancements as:

  1. Drug Delivery
  2. Biofiltration and Separation sciences
  3. Improved coatings for medical devices

Thanks to rapid advances in this exciting new field, we now have the tools and talents to manipulate materials on the molecular scale—a technology literally changing the world as we know it.