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Applied Nanotechnology by Jeremy Ramsden

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CHAPTER 1 What is Nanotechnology?

In the heady days of any new, emerging technology, definitions tend to abound and are first documented in reports and journal publications, then slowly get into books and are finally taken up by dictionaries, which do not prescribe, however, but merely record usage. Ultimately the technology will attract the attention of the International Standards Organization (ISO), which may in due course issue a technical specification (TS) prescribing in an unambiguous manner the terminology of the field, which is clearly an essential prerequisite for the formulation of manufacturing standards.

In this regard, nanotechnology is no different, except that nanotechnology seems to be arriving rather faster than the technologies ...

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