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Year : 2016 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 8-16

An Overview of Recent Progresses in Nanotechnology

Jess Mathew1*, 2

DOI: 10.18831/

Corresponding author

Jess Mathew*

Ponjesly College of Engineering, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • 1. Ponjesly College of Engineering, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India.

Received on: 2016/01/21

Revised on: 2016/02/22

Accepted on: 2016/02/29

Published on: 2016/02/29


Nanotechnology is one of the research fields which draw serious attention of industrialists. It deals with the methods used to study the physical events and construction of structures in the range of 1-100 nanometres (nm). Incorporation of these structures into applications also takes a part. The enormous potential to build materials with unique properties for different applications makes it an area of profound interest. The nanotechnology based products include electronics goods, sporting materials, personal care and automotive parts. However the main disadvantage is that these materials and their unique characteristics pose considerable risks to environment and human health. Understanding the scope and diversity of the industry is a vital step in identifying potential risks related with them. It is like an electronics industry toolkit that gives us tools which permit us to make nanomaterials with ultra-fine particle size and crystalline structure. The application of nanotechnology in telecommunication industry is also on the rise. The strategies speaking on include sensors, Nano scale antennae and nanotubes. The primary aim of this paper is to study the recent aspects of “nanotechnology”. It also gives a brief explanation of nanotechnology and its applicability in various fields such as medicine, food technology, computing, robotics, solar cells etc. Towards the end a brief overview of emerging commercial applications of Nano electronics has been included. Risks experienced in advanced nanotechnology are also discussed.


Nanotechnology, Nano materials, Nanotubes, Quantum dots, Nano electronics.