What Is Nanotech?

Nanotechnology, otherwise known as Nanotech, involves science, engineering and technology at extremely small scales.  Applications for nanotechnology include chemistry, biology, physics, medical, materials science, engineering and other technology fields.

Nanotechnology involves manipulating matter on the nanoscale, which is less than a 10 millionth of a meter.  At a fraction of a nanometer, atoms are even smaller.  In fact one of the smallest things you can see with the naked eye, a grain of salt, is made of one million, million atoms.  Now imagine using those atoms that invent new products and develop new applications for a range of challenges.

When work with just a few atoms, amazing things can happen. Atoms can display some unfamiliar chemical, physical and biological properties, often vastly different to how the materials those atoms compose behave when handled on a larger scale.  This is the reason why KoreaGraph are so excited about nanotechnology.

For example, inside of your computer are chips, or semiconductors.  Inside every semiconductor are more than a hundred millions minuet switches or transistors. Scientists have now made switches out of just a few atoms, a switch about one billionth of a meter in size. That means that you can fit a hundred-times more switches into a computer chip, reducing its size and increasing its processing power.

In addition, nanomaterial often has different properties, such as increased conductivity, more potent magnetism, increased strength, greater flexibility, superior heat resistance or higher light absorption, than the same matter in larger forms.

Nanotechnology is a versatile, multiuse technology because it has the potential to have a significant effect in a multitude of industries, an array of applications and a plethora of products.  Nanotechnology is often touted as the leading technology of the 4th industrial revolution.  As with the steam engine, electricity and the computer in the previous industrial paradigm shifts of the last 250 years, nanotech has the potential to change not only industrial production, but the way we all live our lives.

Nanotech can help society take giant leaps into the future.  We will be able to design and build products that are smaller, stronger and faster, more flexible, more durable and more efficient, that have greater intelligence and increased adaptability. And the effect of nanotech will be wide ranging, impacting nearly every industry, product and application, from communications to energy, from medicine to transportation, and from agriculture to technology.

The nanotech revolution will truly change everything we think is possible.  As with the three industrial revolutions that proceeded it, those the companies who capture the technology that drive change have almost always grown to become the leading companies of their time; From Boulton & Watt, to Edison and General Electric, and Microsoft and Apple, innovation coupled with imagination and business acumen have produced some of the largest and most profitable companies in the world.

KoreaGraph is ideally positioned to capitalize on this 4th industrial revolution, leading technological innovation and applying this technology to those sectors where the highest potential returns are likely to be found.