For questions about "nanotechnology", the study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale. A common trope in science fiction works set in the future.

Use this tag if your question is about the fictional nanotechnology found in the universe of a work of science fiction or fantasy. Note that this site is about fiction, not about real-world nanotechnology as those are off topic. Expect answers based on internal consistency or author fiat (‘Word of God’).

If your question is about:

  • how the in-universe nanotechnology relates to real-world nanotechnology, ask here, but do not necessarily expect answers from experts on real-world nanotechnology.
  • real-world nanotechnology, your question is off-topic here. You might consider asking on the Engineering Stack Exchange or one of the science-based Stack Exchange sites.

Please see this discussion thread for more detail about our policy on science questions.