Nanotechnology: A General Overview

Brent Segal, Co-Founder and CEO of Nantero Inc., talks about generic issues regarding nanotechnology. He refers to the tools for advancements in nanotechnology and offers a definition of nanotechnology. Brent presents the areas in which nanotechnology can be explored. He offers an overview of the US public investment in nanotechnology and also global investment in nanotechnology. Presenting nanotechnology as a platform, he brings in the key technologies and offers a view of the integration of nanotechnology. In the more practical and immediate applications of nanotechnology he gives the example of NASA and some mundane devices. To conclude, he presents one of the most important parts of the nanotechnology: its barriers to commercialization.