As nanotechnology has been explored for the past 20 years, the list of expected and unexpected uses has risen dramatically. What’s fascinating about this field of study is that scientists have discovered these atoms and molecules behave differently at the nanoscale. Due to their superior surface area and mass transfer capabilities, nanoparticles pose increased chemical and biological activity, penetrability, enzymatic reactivity, catalytic behavior, and quantum properties when compared to larger particles. This is known as the quantum effect.
Here is a brief look into what nanotechnology is and how it’s being used to improve our lives today.