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Nanotechnology is no longer science fiction

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In recent years, the practical applications of nanotechnology have been very often depicted in science fiction films. Journalist Charles Prémont takes stock of the latest technological research on this science, which really took off in the 2000s.

A useful reminder: a nanometer is one billionth of a meter, and an atom is 10 times smaller than a nanometer. Thus, a sheet of newspaper has a thickness of 100,000 nanometers. ” [La nanotechnologie] is literally everywhere. If you have anything to remember from this column, it is that you have been in contact with nanotechnology,” says Charles Prémont, listing the many fields where it is used. “They were in the messenger RNA vaccine against COVID. »

Also, it describes the smallest camera ever created in history. “We touch science fiction,” says Charles Prémont.

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