Nanoworld or Abyss by Gateau, Vivian
Nanotechnology consists of manipulating matter on a extremely small (atomic and molecular) scale; one nanometre is equal to a billionth of a metre. The strategy used is the bottom- up approach, developers start building up nano objects and adding functionalities afterwards. Nanotechnology is about miniaturizing; the result is manipulation on nanoscopic scale. It allows developers to make smaller, more effective and less energy consuming machines. An important element is the allotrope carbon nanotube. In this film, the director pays a visit to the Institute for Nanotechnology Lyon, Minatec and nobel prize winner Albert Fert.