chapter  1
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INTRODUCTION

In 2003, Dr. Rachel Brazil of the Royal Society of Chemistry stated quite succinctly her defi nition of a powerful but relatively nonspecifi c term-nanotechnology [1].

The National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology, Sub committee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) formally established the following boundaries of nanotechnology in the year 2000 [2].