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December 28th, 2009

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Abstract:
"The contemporary essence and potential of nanotechnology can be understood in the context of manufacturing. Nanotechnology entails manufacturing at the nano level wherein per-capita consumption of useful materials is significantly reduced. This in turn can help in reducing costs and achieving economies of scale. Moreover, at the nano stage, matter is at its purest form. Hence, nanotechnology is all about manufacturing products that are free of defect," says J Narayan, department of material sciences and engineering, North Carolina State University, US.

According to Narayan, current collaborations among countries in this field exist in the fundamental area of information exchange. 'However, there is scope for collaborating in terms of the actual manufacturing process and for discussing future areas of application," he shares.

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