You must be wondering after all the 'over-the-head' theory about how different nanoparticles are from bulk and atomic material, what this really mean to us average everyday individuals. A lot!!

Due to the two unique phenomenon which occurs in nanoparticles, their properties (electrical, optical, chemical, mechanical, magnetic, e.t.c.) can be selectively controlled by engineering the size, morphology, and composition of the particles. These new substances will have enhanced or entirely different properties from their parent materials.

Nanoparticles can make metals stronger and harder, give ceramics enhanced ductility and formability, enable normally insulating materials to conduct heat or electricity, and make protective coatings transparent. Hence industries can re-engineer many existing products and design novel new products/processes that function at unprecedented levels.

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