What does the term nanotechnology bring to mind? Is it the image of nanobots in a Sci-Fi movie? To start, nanotechnology is the study, manipulation and application of matter on an atomic and molecular scale.
What’s fascinating about this field of study is that scientists have discovered these atoms and molecules behave differently at the nanoscale. Due to their superior surface area and mass transfer capabilities, nanoparticles pose increased chemical and biological activity, penetrability, enzymatic reactivity, catalytic behavior, and quantum properties when compared to larger particles. This is known as the quantum effect. For more on the uses of nanotechnology, check out the resource below!