Posts Tagged What Are Nanoparticles?
Nanotechnology may be the next big thing in science, and before long we will probably find ourselves immersed in it. Currently, however, intimate knowledge of what nanotechnology is and how it works tends to be rather limited. Essentially this field studies materials at their most basic level; it breaks substances down into particles and then either uses their natural properties or manipulates them in order to achieve desired effects.
Hence, any discussion of nanotechnology—its processes, its applications, its impacts—must of necessity revolve around one of the tiniest things in the world: the nanoparticle.Wondering what are nanoparticles? A nanoparticle is defined as the smallest unit that can still behave as a whole entity in terms of properties and transport.