Nanotechnology in a Nutshell


Nanotechnology is the study of nanomaterials – materials made up of super small structures (even smaller than the thickness of a thread of silk). These nano materials have many uses – as coatings on paint to make them stronger and more able to withstand changes in temperature, on sunglasses to make them better at shielding the eyes from the harsh rays of the sun, on clothes to make them water resistant, on paint that can make an aircraft “invisible” and so on. These nano materials are also used to make smaller and smaller devices that we use – computers and tablets. Amazingly, they are also used to make tiny vehicles that can carry medicines inside the human body, directly to the area that is infected.



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