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Impact of Nanotechnology in the Development of Smart Cities

Govind Murari Upadhyay, Shalendra Kumar, Rakhi Chawla and Shashi Kant Gupta


The term “smart city” refers to a hypothetical metropolitan setting where cutting-edge technology is used to improve productivity, sustainability, and the standard of living for locals. In this setting, nanotechnology has become a game-changer by providing novel approaches to difficult urban problems. The substantial effect of nanotechnology on the growth of smart cities is investigated in this study. There’s talk of how nanomaterials, nanosensors, and nanodevices are changing everything from energy management and environmental monitoring to transportation and healthcare in metropolitan areas. Self-healing materials, ultra-efficient energy systems, and real-time monitoring networks are all made possible by nanotechnology’s ability to enable exact control at the nanoscale. The combination of nanotechnology with internet of things also promotes data-driven decision-making and the efficient use of municipal resources. The study explores the potential benefits of deploying nanotechnology in smart cities, but also the ethical, regulatory, and safety concerns that must be considered. The success of the microgrid model in many cities is due in large part to the widespread adoption and use of numerous technologies. Several impediments prevent it from expanding to the projected size. These gaps and needs can be filled by a smart nano-grid. Examining the development of nano and microgrids, alternative energy storage technologies, energy applications, and smart gadgets in smart cities, this article demonstrates the worth of nano-grids in the launch of smart cities.

Published on: December 28, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-s5-057
Citation: Upadhyay GM, Kumar S, Chawla R, Gupta SK. 2023. Impact of Nanotechnology in the Development of Smart Cities. NanoWorld J 9(S5): S313-S318.

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