Where is Nanotechnology Going?

Nanotech knowledge is rapidly growing. The number of scientific publications in the field grew from about 200 in 1997 to more than 12,000 in 2002. Despite this, relatively few products using nanoparticles are currently on the market. On the whole, the ones that are already on sale do not address the issues highlighted above, of health, food security and the environment. Rather, they have focused on consumer applications that include improved sunscreens, crack-resistant paints and scratch-proof spectacle lenses. Like electricity and the internal combustion engine, nanotechnology is an enabling technology. As such, it is predicted to precipitate a range of innovations.

error: Content is protected By Sulserv Web Hosting !!