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First nanotechnology center established in Kashan University

Tehran, Nov 19, IRNA -- Chancellor of Kashan University said the first nanotechnology research center was established in Kashan University this academic year (started September 22).

Hassan Daqiq added as per the approval of Development Council for Higher Education of Science, Research and Technology Ministry the first nanotechnology research center, divided into 3 research groups including carbonic structures, thin layers and nanoparticles, was established in Kashan.

"Following the setting up of 3 nanotechnology workshops at the university, research groups were formed and the related license was issued by the Science Ministry," he added.

Daqiq underlined the revolution staged by nanotechnology and said "It has revolutionize the technology of molecules and atom to atom layouts, which has put the long-term dreams of human in this regard into practice."

He also pointed out the scientific status of Kashan University among the country's universities, maintaining "Due to an increase in the number of papers written by the Scientific Board of the university, it ranked fifth among the country's top universities and research centers."

Nanotechnology is a new technology for creating MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) in the "Nano" range which is 3 orders of magnitude or 1000 times smaller than the current generation of MEMS devices.

Kashan university, comprising of four colleges and some 4.5 thousand students in 51 courses, ranked fifth in the country's top universities list after Zanjan Post-graduate College, Sharif University of Technology, Hamedan's Bou-Ali Sina University and Shahid Beheshti University.

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