Nanotechnology ("nanotech") is manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale. ‘National Nanotechnology Initiative’ defines nanotechnology as the manipulation of matter with at least one dimension sized varies from 1 to 100 nanometers. Nanotechnology has a wide array of application which includes science as diverse as surface science, organic chemistry, molecular biology, semiconductor physics, micro fabrication, molecular engineering, etc. Nano tools are the instruments and devices used mainly for Nano metrology. Nano metrology is a subfield of metrology, concerned with the science of measurement at the nanoscale level. Nano metrology has a crucial role in order to produce nanomaterials and devices with a high degree of accuracy and reliability in Nano manufacturing. ‘Material characterization and analysis tools’ constitutes the major share of nanotools market. The constant need to develop improved and more compact semiconductor devices, developing high end measurement devices with high accuracy and precision are the few driving forces behind the current growth in nano tools market. Various applications such as military, industrial and other sectors have lead the government to set up separate funds for R&D of nanotechnology especially Nano tools.
The scope of this report covers the Nano Tools market on the basis of techniques & instruments, end-use, industry verticals and geography. Most commonly used techniques are atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and field emission scanning electron microscopy. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is one of the most common measurement techniques. It is composed of Nano probes, Control Hardware, 3D-nanopositioning platform, Instruments with high resolution and accuracy for linear measurement and Instruments with high resolution and accuracy for angular measurement. Materials characterization, Sample Manipulation, Nano Manipulation, Fabrication of nano structures and Analytical solutions for nano technological R&D are the major end-uses of nano tools. Nano Tools find applications in various industries such as electronics and semiconductor industry, renewable energy, mining, metallurgy, healthcare, biotechnology, industrial sector and military. The final category of the market has been segmented based on geographic regions namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the World (RoW). All these regions have been sub-categorized into prominent nations holding robust dynamics for nano tools market by thoroughly analysing the applications, respective to each nation.
Geographically, the market is segmented into following major regions such as Americas, Europe APAC and RoW. The market size is expected to grow from USD XX in 2015 to USD XX by 2021, at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and 2021. Americas region accounts for major share in nano tools market with U.S. as the major contributor. It is followed by Europe and APAC (Japan as a major contributor). APAC region is an emerging market for nano tools and expected to grow at faster rate in forecast period. The well-established manufacturing sector, technological advancements and favourable government policies are the major factors that will lead the growth of the nano tools market in this region. Owing to the variety of potential applications (including industrial and military), governments have also invested significantly in nanotechnology. Until 2012, through its National Nanotechnology Initiative, the USA has invested xx billion dollars; the European Union has invested xx billion and Japan xx million dollars.
Sample Companies profiled in this report are:
Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.
Nanophase Technologies Corporation,