Authored by: Alexandra Navrotsky

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
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Understanding nanoparticle formation and properties requires sophisticated physics, chemistry, and materials science. Tailoring nanomaterials to specific applications requires both science and Edisonian inventiveness. Applying them to technology is state-of-the-art engineering. The purpose of this entry is to describe some of the unique features of nanoparticles and to discuss their occurrence and importance in the natural environment.

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