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Nanoscience

Investigate matter manipulation at atomic scales—that’s 50,000 smaller than a strand of hair— that prompts innovations such as stronger materials, robust electronics, biomedical implants and faster computers

The emerging field of nanoscale science holds the promise of developing revolutionary materials and technologoies.

What is nanoscale science?

It is the science of materials on the scale of a billionth of a meter. In this realm, nearly on the atomic scale, materials behave differently than they do on the scale with which we are familiar. Work at this scale brings us new opportunities and new challenges.

Although we like to think it was first proposed by Richard Feynman in 1959, nanoscale science is not exactly new; biology has been manipulating materials on this scale for billions of years on earth.

The Bradbury Science Museum is engaged with the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISENet) to help educate the public about issues relating to nanoscale science and engineering.

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