Predictions for Nanotechnology
Soviet authors wrote the science fiction story “Microhands” in 1931. It depicted tiny hands that could perform complex surgeries. It was almost 90 years old and it “predicts” today’s nanotechnology research. Feyneman was also a Nobel laureate. He predicted that, if objects are placed on a very small scale we could make them acquire extraordinary properties.
But what is exactly a nano?
Nanotechnology: The Origins
The unit of measurement for physics is the nanometer. It’s abbreviated to nm. Nanometers are one-billionth of one meter. That’s one thousandth to the hair thickness. Technologies that perform specific functions are known as nanotechnology. Nanotechnology was actually developed by studying the structure of the lotus lotus leaf. The scientists noticed that the water droplets when rolled on lotus leaf did not just wet it but removed all dirt. They then conducted an experiment. An electron microscope analysis showed that the lotus leaf was complex in multinanometers and microns. It also had a thick layer of extremely fine, rather than smooth, cilia. These fine surfaces range in size from one micron to one nanometer. A droplet of water forms a sphere with its own surface tension. This allows the droplet to absorb dust and roll out from the blade. It’s a cleaner technology than all others. This is what lotus’ nano-surface “self cleaning” means. Thus, we’ll have nano umbrellas, nano dishcloths, and other living materials that are extremely beneficial for the modern person.
The concept of nanotechnology is very simple. Nanotechnology is, in simple words, a technology which uses individual molecules and atoms as building blocks for materials. Imagine looking at a grain rice. You can shrink a grain by 1000, or the equivalent of one human skin cell. A second factor of 1,000 refers to nanoscale. This is nanoscience, which studies objects that are less than a billionth a metre wide. The use of nanoparticles in cleaning tools isn’t limited by this. The emergence of this technology is what will allow science fiction “black tech” to be a reality.
Future of Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology, which is being used in many industries, has created a new era of technology and has been integrated into everyday life. One example is clothing. Nanoparticles in textiles, as well as chemical fibres, can destroy taste and bacteria. The static effects of chemical fibers is annoying. However, these fibres are very strong. You can eliminate them by adding a little metal nucleus. Refrigerators can be protected against bacteria by using nanomaterials. Nanomaterials can be used to make aseptic tableware, and food packaging. Use of nanometer powder to transform the wastewater into pure water can make nanometer food not only taste great but is also good for your health. Nano technology can make metope-coating resistance 10x stronger in the building sector. The glass and ceramic tile surface can be created from either self-cleaning or non-scrubbing ceramic tile. Harmful ultraviolet light can be absorbed by building materials made with nanoparticles. For vehicles, nanomaterials may improve or improve their performance. These nanocrystals can be used to make engine components for cars, planes and ships. They are also expected to have a great impact on engine reliability and efficiency. To help drivers drive safely, nanosatellites provide information about traffic to any driver at any given time. Medical treatment is possible using nanotechnology that uses micro drug delivery devices. The device can be used to deliver drugs under electromagnetic guidance in vitro. It will then reach the affected area and provide a therapeutic function. Nanosized robots are smaller than red blood cells and can be used to inject blood into the blood vessels of patients in order to remove blood clots. The robot can remove the excess fat from the heart and the precipitate. It is still able to “chew the stone” of the urinary system. The research on nanoparticles, whether now or later in life, will continue to be an area of interest. This technology will continue to influence our daily lives.
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