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As predicted by Nobel Laureate in Physics Richard Feynman in the 1950s, the manipulation of materials at the Nano scale has become a reality, enabling the development of optimized materials and devices where matter is arranged in such a manner as to show precisely the ideal characteristics for each application.

In this new domain – nanotechnology – new materials continue to be discovered, modeled and developed, as illustrated by two-dimensional materials, which have been the subject of investigation ever since the 2004 isolation of graphene. At the same time, in certain aspects, nanotechnology is even now mature enough to significantly impact areas such as biomedicine, materials engineering, electric engineering and photonics.

Naturally, these new technologies also affect the industry’s and the country’s power to innovate, and require appropriate legal treatment in order to be able to generate wealth. Scientifically, nanotechnology is now an extremely competitive area that requires global action. Contact with international peers is essential not only to the area’s development in Brazil, but also to the development and application of the technology in broader terms.