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Nanoart is a new art form where micro/nano-sculptures created by artists or scientists through chemical or physical processes are visualized with powerful research tools like a scanning electron microscope and atomic force microscope.
Since there is no light involved in the creation of the images of these structures, nanoart is different from photography. In a scanning electron microscope, the images are created by electrons which penetrate deeper into the structure generating images with more depth, more natural 3D than the photographic images.
One artist/scientist (Cris Orfescu) is taking further steps, mixing the realistic images of the nano-structures with abstract colors, digitally painting the monochromatic electron scans and printing them with archival inks on canvas or fine art paper (giclee prints). This way, the scientific images become artworks and could be showcased for a large audience to educate the public with creative images that are appealing and acceptable.
Nanotechnology deals with the synthesis, manipulation, and characterization of the matter that is under 100 nanometers in size. There are several major technological areas involved in the early stages of development: nanomaterials, nanoelectronics, nanosystems, and nanobiotechnology. Like any new technology, Nanotechnology can have positive or negative effects on the environment and society.
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