What's particularly exciting in the study of nanoparticles, nanostructured materials, and nanodevices is their ability to also add value to materials and products through enhancement of specific properties, such as the following:

Thus, nanostructured dispersions and coatings can significantly reduce material costs and improve performance and functionality in a large variety of applications. In all of the sites the WTEC panel visited in Europe, Russia, and Japan, research groups were interested in achieving one or more of the properties listed above.

Published: September 1999; WTEC Hyper-Librarian