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Nussbaum discusses the capabilities approach in several works most notable of which are Frontiers in Justice and Creating Capabilities. Sen lays out his version in several publications. Development as Freedom is referenced below. Finally, Robeyns discusses conversion factors in an article in the Standford Encyclopedia referenced below.

    Basic capabilities

  • Life
  • Bodily Health
  • Bodily Integrity
  • These capabilities overlap with basic rights. But the capability approach moves beyond the rights perspective by exploring the social and community-based dimensions of human agency; rights on the other hand are more individualistic. (See Werhane on this.) Bodily Integrity would include, for example, freedom from marital rape and the ability to move about freely within one's own country.

    Cognitive capabilities

  • Sense, Imagination, Thought
  • Emotion
  • Practical Reason
  • Note : Nussbaum's description of cognitive experience is richer than that allowed through the concept of homo economicus (the economic human) avowed by economical theory. (Homo economicus is driven by a narrow view of rational self-interest.) Emotions incorporate judgment, and practical reason overlaps with the autonomous ability to formulate and carry out thoughtfully life plans. Imagination and sensation are not separate from the knowing and cognitive faculties as they are, say, for Kant but closely connected with these as they are in the ethical theory of Aristotle. Full exercise of thought, sensation, and imagination could occur in aesthetic expression or religious experience. We explore emotions imaginatively through literature, drama, and cinema.

    Social or out-reaching capabilties

  • affiliation : This capability allows forming alliances with others such as friendships and collegial workplace relations. This would include the capability to form associations such as a church, an NGO, or a political interest group.
  • Other Species : Here Nussbaum is setting forth the rudiments of an environmental ethics where nature as a whole and the individuals within nature place constraints on human action. But, rather than formulating this traditionally in terms of the extension of utilitarianism or deontology, Nussbaum sees our ability to commune with nature as a necessary constituent of a life of human dignity or human flourishing.

    Agent-based capabilities

  • Control Over One's Environment
  • Play
  • The capability of play is deformed by child labor. Adam Smith, for example, comes out strongly against child labor in his economic theory and advocates strong government intervention to protect this capability. Childhood labor prevents children from reaping the developmental and psychological benefits of play. This capability militates directly against the idea that play is isolated and does not contribute to the formation of other cognitive and practical abilities such as emotion, thought/sensation/imagination, or practical reason. On the other hand control over one's environment works directly against such poverty traps as uninsurable risk, lack of working capital, non-workable property practices, etc. See Stephen Smith below.

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so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
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Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
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of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
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what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
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At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
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