Nature Nanotechnology

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Author: Nature Publishing Group

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Journal publishes papers in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology, ranging from basic research in physics, chemistry and biology, through to the development of new devices and technologies for a wide range of applications (including information technology, medicine, manufacturing, high-performance materials, and energy and environmental technologies).


Nanotechnology Fact

Depending on the shape, the application, or the components, nanomaterials may be called by a variety of different names, including nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanofilms, nanoshells, nanospheres, nanowires, nanoclays, nanoconcrete, nanopolymers, and much more. Other nanomaterials have distinct qualities that have led researchers to call them by other non-nano prefix names, such as quantum dots or graphene. Generally speaking, nanomaterials are objects with one or more dimension at the nanoscale. Efforts to standardize these words are currently underway, for example, by the International Organization for Standardization. For more information, visit the Standards page.

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