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March 8th, 2008

Nanotech: Not so nano anymore

Abstract:
The next time you buy a shirt or trouser that claims to be stain- and wrinkle-free, thank nanotechnology for it. This is not all. Some of the scratch-free paints, sunglasses offering better UV protection and skin-care products in the market today use nanotechnology.

The Indian government has allocated Rs 1,500 crore for the development of nanotechnology which involves studying and working with matter on an ultra-small scale.

One nanometre is one-millionth of a millimetre and a single human hair is around 80,000 nanometres in width. While Rs 500 crore has been spent for this cause, the remaining Rs 1,000 crore is available for support.

The nanotech market globally is expected to cross $1 trillion by 2010. In India, the maximum research in nanotechnology is taking place in the biotechnology and medicine segments.

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