In nanotechnology, a particle is defined as a small object that behaves as a whole unit in terms of its transport and properties. Nanoparticles are sized between 100 and 1 nanometers.
Nanoparticles have a wide variety of potential applications in biomedical, optical and electronic fields and LCN research tackles issues in each of these fields.
The opportunity provided by nanoparticles is that their properties differ from bulk material of the same composition, and may be tuned by varying their size, shape and chemical environment.
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Tin Oxide Nanorods
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Figure: Nanoparticles of iron oxide synthesised from a mixture of iron (II) and iron (III) salts in the presence of a base. [courtesy Charlie Dunhill, Kristopher Page, and Ivan Parkin]