Are micro- and nanotechnology (and micro- and nanosciences) related questions on-topic here?

Some example questions could be

  1. How do you manufacture carbon nanotubes with a specific chirality?
  2. I want to etch silicon micropillars with RIE. Suppose the diameter is 2 ┬Ám. How deep structures can I make with a photoresist mask?
  3. What is the practical upper temperature limit for a silicon microdevice process after Al-deposition?
  4. How large silicene sheets can be manufactured?
  5. What is the practical resolution limit of DUV lithography?
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    $\begingroup$ As always there is overlap with others like physics.SE but it is also within engineering. I would ask them. The general problem that there is much overlap between all the applied and pure sciences.. needs to be solved on a higher level, I guess. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 9:21
  • $\begingroup$ I would be concerned that some of your examples would require answers that are too broad / too long for the SE Q&A format, but otherwise those appear to be good, valid questions for the site. $\endgroup$
    – user16
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 20:14

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These all seem like reasonable questions to me.

You might get better answers to 1) elsewhere (Chemistry?) but I don't know enough about the topic to give a definite answer. Should be on topic here too though.

2-5) all seem on topic and here is probably the best place I could think to ask them (although you could possibly get answers from Chemistry/Physics).


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