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Nano-Manufacturing: The Science of Creating Technology at the Nanoscale

How do scientists and engineers make things so small?

Artist’s conception of graphene, a 2-dimensional carbon-based nanomaterial. Graphene consists of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. Source: ktsdesign, via Shutterstock.

Nanotechnology is the science and engineering of structures, devices, and systems made of atoms arranged on the 1 to 100 nm length scale. Operating at the nanoscale allows researchers to achieve novel properties and functions that they couldn’t achieve at…

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