Enterprise Technology Review

Nanotechnology has become increasingly a reality nowadays, and along with it there is a need for discussions related to potential advances, as well as the impacts on the environment and human health that technology can cause. Unprecedented opportunities are arising for re-engineering existing products. For example, clusters of atoms (nanodots, macromolecules), nanocrystalline structured materials (grain size less than 100 nm), fibers less than 100 nm in diameter (nanorods and nanotubes) and films less than 100 nm in thickness provide a good base to develop new nanocomponents and materials. Nanotechnology is rapidly gaining traction across a range of industries, from agriculture to water treatment to energy storage. While nanotechnology was first developed in 1959 as a way of manipulating matter at the atomic and molecular level, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that it really began to flourish. Today, nanotechnology is one of the most innovative, cutting-edge areas of scientific study and it continues to advance at staggering rates.