A nanometer is a billionth of a meter. That’s really tiny! Nanometers are used to measure things that are too small to see, like atoms and molecules, the basic building blocks of our world.
Nanoscale science focuses on things that are measured in nanometers. In the field of nanotechnology, scientists and engineers make new materials and tiny devices. Nanotechnology allows them to make things like smaller, faster computer chips and new medicines to treat diseases like cancer.
Nanotechnologies include new materials and tiny devices so small they’re sometimes built from individual atoms and molecules!
Nanotechnology takes advantage of special properties at the nanoscale to create new materials and devices.