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1 American Chemical Society NCW 2012 Nanotechnology: The Smallest BIG Idea in Science! Your Name Your Affiliation Location or type of presentation Date of presentation

2 WHAT IS NANOTECHNOLOGY? AND WHY IS IT SUCH A BIG IDEA?

3 Nanotechnology: Small, Different, New The nanometer is extremely small. At the nanometer scale, materials may behave differently. We can harness this new behavior to make new technologies.

4 Nanometer: Part of The Metric System kilometerkm1,0001X10 3 meterm11X10 0 millimetermm1/1,0001X10 -3 micrometer mm 1/1,000,0001X10 -6 nanometernm1/1,000,000,0001X10 -9 picometerpm1/1,000,000,000,0001X10 -12

5 Nanometer: Part of The Metric System kilometerkm1,000 meterm1 millimetermm1/1,000 micrometer mm 1/1,000,000 nanometernm1/1,000,000,000 picometerpm1/1,000,000,000,000

6 A Nanometer is Extremely Small. In the time it takes to read this sentence, your fingernails will have grown approximately one nanometer (1 nm) in length. American Chemical Society 6

7 A Nanometer is Extremely Small: If you could paint a gallon of paint one nanometer thick, how much area would it cover? American Chemical Society 7 ?

8 A Nanometer is Extremely Small: If you could paint a gallon of paint one nanometer thick, how much area would it cover? American Chemical Society 8 A square 1.2 x 1.2 miles or 936 acres! That is almost 1,000 football fields.

9 At the nanometer scale, materials may behave differently. Some of the Characteristics that can change: Color Melting point Strength Conductivity Reactivity

10 Gold at the Nano Scale American Chemical Society 10 Gold Nano Gold Gold at the Normal Scale Properties at the Nano Scale:

11 Aluminum at the Normal Scale American Chemical Society 11 Aluminum at the Nano Scale Aluminum Properties at the Nano Scale:

12 Carbon at the Normal Scale American Chemical Society 12 Carbon at the Nano Scale Properties at the Nano Scale: Pencil ‘lead’ Graphene

13 Nanotechnology Can Lead to New Products and Applications. Where is Nanotechnology Being Used?

14 Energy Wind Turbine blade Superconducting power lines Lithium ion batteries PEM Fuel Cells

15 Apparel American Chemical Society 15 Nano silver socks Nano self-cleaning t-shirt Waterproof hiking shoesNano water shedding swimsuit

16 Sunscreens Nanosize zinc oxide sunscreens

17 Clean water

18 References: This presentation is based on Nano101, a PowerPoint presentation developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers and Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.” NISE Network: Fine Filters: Filtering Solutions for Clean Water Information about products and applications


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