A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter.
With greater demand for nano products comes the need to find new nanomaterials.
Carbon nanotubes, dendrimers, quantum dots and nanocrystals, silver nanowire and nanoparticles, fine and ultrafine particulates, titanium dioxide nanoparticles, fullerenes, and buckyballs are some of the new nanomaterials that have been recently discovered or created.
Nanomanufacturing, the process of building nano parts or developing parts for nano products is a budding field.
Techniques such as laser shock imprinting, which form nanoscale metallic shapes on objects, are being developed.
Of all the industries, manufacturing is one area which will benefit the greatest from and contribute the most to nanotechnology.