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Biotechnology in Surgery

Volume 0 of the series Updates in Surgery pp 61-73

Technology for Biotechnology

  • Francesco RossoAffiliated withDepartment of Anesthesiology, Surgical and Emergency Sciences, Second University of Naples
  • , Manlio BarbarisiAffiliated withDepartment of Neurosciences, Second University of NaplesIstituto Neurologico Mediterraneo, NEUROMED
  • , Alfonso BarbarisiAffiliated withDepartment of Anesthesiology, Surgical and Emergency Sciences, Second University of Naples

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Abstract

Nanotechnology is an emerging science that studies how to control matter on an atomic and molecular scale. Generally nanotechnology deals with structures of the size of 100 nanometers or smaller in at least one dimension, and involves developing materials or devices within that size. Nanotechnology ranges from extensions of conventional device physics to completely new approaches based upon molecular self-assembly, from developing new materials with dimensions on the nanoscale to investigating whether we can directly control matter on the atomic