The advent of nanotechnology

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BY IZZUL AIZAD AZMI & DR THOMAS ONG POH SHING

NANOTECHNOLOGY was first mentioned in 1959 during a lecture by Richard Feynman themed: “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom”.

With technology limitation back then, it was nothing more than just a vision. However, over the wheels of time, nanotechnology grew in popularity as many industries adopted the technology, and now in the new millenial era – nanotechnology is revolutionising every industrial sector in the world.

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are the study and application of extremely small things and can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.