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February 18th, 2007

Area scientists to study safety of nanomaterials

Abstract:
Nanotechnology — the science of creating and manipulating tiny particles one-billionth of a meter in size — holds tremendous promise but may also pose risks.

Because of their microscopic size (larger than an atom but smaller than a cell) and their distinctive molecular composition, nanomaterials can possess new chemical, electrical and thermal properties with potential commercial applications. They already are in use in a growing number of products, including wrinkle-free clothes, body armor, food packaging, shampoos, sunscreens and cosmetics.

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