Technology keeps on evolving at a very fast pace, and that’s why we keep getting bombarded with a new type of technological marvel almost every month. From the revolutionary artificial intelligence to cloud technology, we can witness technological innovations almost everywhere. Well, the same technological evolution has given birth to one of the most magical gifts to the human race in the form of nanotechnology.
In the modern era, the very promising and diverse nanotechnology is everywhere. Whether you talk about the industrial use of iron oxide nanoparticles or anything else, nanotechnology is being used everywhere. You should know that the experts of nanotechnology even expect to change the way we live, work, and interact with each other just by diversifying and improving the application of nanoparticles. But there are many people who are not aware of this awesome technological marvel, and this is why in this blog post, we are going to look at some of the most amazing facts that you didn’t know about nanoparticles.
- If you want to know the size of particles in the world of nanotechnology, then you will need to have good imagination power as nanoparticles are very, very small. You will be completely dumbfounded to know that a nanometer is about the width of a single strand of DNA, and that is really small. This also means that if you design or build a functional system that is smaller than 100 of these DNA strands, then you are a nanotechnologist. A nanometer is simply a unit of length in the metric system.
- You might be surprised after hearing about the small scale on which nanotechnology works, and this type of advancement on a small scale might have forced you to think that this is a technology of the modern era. But that’s not true. We have been working on the nanoscale for a very long time, but without knowing about it. One of the best examples of using nanotechnology in the old ages is the use of color on the medieval stained glass windows that resulted from nanocrystals formed during the cooling and heating of the glass. So, nanotechnology is not a completely new technology; we only have made it more advanced.
- While experimenting with nanoparticles to form a situation like stars, some experts ended up making buckypaper, which is still considered to be one of the best outcomes of nanotechnology. You should know that the unique buckypaper is made from millions of carbon nanotubes, and this is not like any other normal paper. The buckypaper is known for its strength and weight. You will be surprised to know that buckypapers are ten times lighter than steel, but still, they are 250 times stronger than steel. Still, research and studies are going on regarding the application and use of buckypaper.
- According to many technology experts, our lives will be completely transformed in the next 20 years, and that will be made possible only with the help of nanotechnology. Some of the particular fields in which nanotechnology will bring revolutionary changes are drug discovery and delivery, disease cure and identification, renewable resources of energy that will be completely environmentally friendly, and lightning speed mobile telecommunications.
Nanoparticles are one of the most promising technological evolution human has ever witnessed, but the main reason why many people don’t know about it is this amazing technology is still in its infant stage. With more development in this field and with more applications, we might see nanoparticles as an inseparable part of our daily lives.