Discover Nanotechnology

Nanotech — A Closer Look

What is nanotechnology and how does it work?

The word ‘nano’ depicts one billionth of a meter (10−9 m). Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, particles with dimensions that are in the range of 1 to 100 nanometers.

Nanoscale materials are of considerable scientific interest because material properties change at this scale. The properties of nanoscale materials are significantly different from micro and macro-scale materials. Nano-structured materials can be made stronger and lighter, better at conducting heat or have different magnetic properties compared to macro-scale sizes of the same material.

Nanotechnologies contribute to almost every field of science, including physics, materials science, chemistry, biology, computer science, and engineering. For the past few years, Zentek's nanotechnology research and development has been applied to the area of human health with promising results in the fields of protection, diagnostics and therapeutics.

Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of ZEN-Coated BIG-nano Meltblown Polypropylene Sample
The impact of nanotechnology on the health, wealth, and lives of people will be at least the equivalent of the combined influences of microelectronics, medical imaging, computer-aided engineering, and man-made polymers developed in this century.
Richard Smalley, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry