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7.1 Nano Technology

Directions: Answer the following questions and verify your answers. Do your own research and write an informative essay about nano technology.
Q 1: One fundamental characteristic of nanotechnology is that nanodevices self-assemble. That is, they build themselves from the bottom up. _________ is an important technique both for characterization and synthesis of nanomaterials.
Ultrasonic photography
Infrared detector
Optical telescopy
Scanning probe microscopy

Q 2: _____ refers to a hypothetical end-of-the-world event involving molecular nanotechnology in which out-of-control self-replicating robots consume all living matter on Earth while building more of themselves (a scenario known as ecophagy).
Mad Nano
Grey Goo
Apocalypse Now
I Robot

Q 3: The following may be considered naturally occurring nanodevices.
prions
all of these
cells
viruses

Q 4: A unique phenomenon that occurs in nanoparticles is Gibbs-Thomson effect, which is the _____.
instant evaporation of material
lowering of the melting point of a material
instant freezing of material
raising of the melting point of a material

Q 5: Critics of nanotechnology point to the potential toxicity of new classes of nanosubstances and compare them to
atom bomb
highly damaging acid rain
green house emissions
microscopic materials like asbestos fibres

Q 6: Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions of roughly 1 to 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. What is a nanometer?
10-6 m
109 m
10-9 m
106 m

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