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Proceedings of the National Conference on Nanoscience and Technology - Part II - Foreword

Sood, AK and Ganesh, KN and Sundar, CS and Raychaudhuri, AK (2005) Proceedings of the National Conference on Nanoscience and Technology - Part II - Foreword. In: Pramana-Journal of Physics, 65 (5).


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The dawn of 21st century is marked by the birth of a new science Nanoscience and the emanating Nanotechnology. Nanostructures are intermediate in size between molecular and mesoscopic structures (length scale up to similar to100 nm). As a result, they are uniquely suited for detailed atomic-level engineering. Viewed as molecules, they are so large that they provide access to realms of quantum behavior that are not otherwise accessible; viewed as materials, they are so small that they exhibit characteristics that are not observed in larger structures. They combine small size and complex organizational patterns with the potential for very high packing densities and strong lateral interactions. Individual nanostructures involve clusters,quantum dots, nanoparticles, nanowires and nanotubes; collections of nanostructures involve arrays, assemblies and superlattice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Pramana-Journal of Physics
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:22
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/4791

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