Picture of nano-sized crystals

Writing With Atoms. Written literally with atoms, the Japanese Kanji above—each just a few nanometers across—means "atom."

Nanotechnology – Shaping the World Atom by Atom (NSTC report). I. Amato. 1999. Brochure for the public (this report); available on the Web:


Polymer rods embedded with cadmium selenide nanocrystals, fluorescing at various wavelengths (M. Bawendi et al.; photograph by Felice Frankel — copyright reserved). This photograph suggests the broad societal implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

From: www.nano.gov: Societal Implications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NSET Workshop Report, Edited by Mihail C. Roco and William Sims Bainbridge, National Science Foundation

Scanned microscope images of

electron flow away from a quantum

point contact.

Robert Westervelt, Harvard University




MIT TinyTech is an institute-wide student organization which aims to advance understanding of emerging micro-through-nanoscale technologies, to serve researchers from throughout MIT through events and activities, and to build links between interested science, engineering, and business communities at and beyond the Institute.  Through the schedule of events, we are specifically focused on advancing MIT’s Triad of Activities – Research, Education, and Community, as well as the promotion of entrepreneurship and the innovation of new scientific and commercial ideas.