The word nano comes from the Greek word nanos, which means dwarf. In the modern world, nano becomes a scientific prefix that stands for 10-9 or 1 billionth, e.g., nanometer (nm). Nanotechnology or nanoscience itself is defined as a branch of science that studies nanometric-sized materials, including synthesis/fabrication, characterization, properties, and their use in various fields, both in the form of devices and functional materials. In detail, nanotechnology/ nanoscience must meet the following criteria:
- Nanotechnology involves research and development of nanometric-sized technologies, namely in the 1 nm to 100 nm range.
- Nanotechnology performs synthesis/fabrication and utilizes structures with new properties due to their size effects at the nanometer scale.
- Nanotechnology develops the ability to carry out control or manipulation at the atomic scale.
There are 2 Nano Study Programs in ITB:
ITB also has Nano Research Center