In recent years there has been ever increasing activity and excitement within the scientific and engineering communities, driven heavily by government investment, about engineered nanotechnology applications. The U.S. National Science Foundation has estimated that the global nanotechnology market could be worth US$1 trillion by 2015. In parallel, much has been written and presented about the excitement and possible dangers of these materials. The tone of these media articles range from how these wonder materials are going to revolutionize all aspects of our lives to how they might kill us!
The purpose of this primer, according to the authors, is to provide some basic information about engineered nanomaterials so that you will be better informed, understand the new ‘jargon’ and appreciate some of the potential new applications of these materials. In addition, understanding the wide range and types of measurements needed to characterize these nanomaterials along with what solutions PerkinElmer has to support customers working in this field are outlined.
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