Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, and Chemistry


  • This work was supported by NSF-NSEC. I thank Dr. Brian Mayers and Qiaobing Xu for their help in preparing this manuscript, and Felice Frankel for the images in Figure 6.


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How will chemists contribute to the explosion in research at the micro and nano scale? In this Essay, an overview of the present and future possibilities for science and technology at these scales, and in particular how the chemistry community may play a leading role, is presented (the picture shows a mammalian cell labeled with fluorescent quantum dots).