Nanotechnology is the study of science, engineering, and technology at the nanoscale, which ranges from 1 to 100 nanometers. Nanoscience and nanotechnology are the study and application of extremely small things, and they can be applied to all other science fields, including chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering. Although nanotechnology may appear to be a future technology, it is already used in many everyday products. These products may be unknown to you. Here is a list of a few.
Nanoparticles have been added to sunscreens for years to increase their effectiveness. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are two common types of nanoparticles found in sunscreen. Modern sunscreens are nowhere near as thick and sticky as they used to be because these tiny particles are not only highly effective at blocking UV radiation, but they also feel lighter on the skin.
Silica nanoparticles, when used in textiles, can help to create fabrics that repel water and other liquids. Silica can be incorporated into the weave of fabrics or sprayed onto the fabric’s surface to create a waterproof or stain-resistant coating. You can thank nanotechnology if you’ve ever noticed how liquid forms little beads on waterproof clothing, beads that roll off the fabric rather than being absorbed.
Because of nanotechnology, your furniture is stain-resistant. Even better, nanotechnology is assisting in reducing flammability in furniture; by coating the foam used in upholstered furniture with carbon nanofibers, manufacturers can reduce flammability by up to 35%. Now it is all because of these nanotechnologies that your furniture lasts longer.
Yes, nanotechnology has the potential to improve adhesives. When exposed to high temperatures, most glues lose their stickiness, but a strong “nano glue” not only tolerates but grows stronger as the surrounding temperature rises. Nanotechnology makes glue stickiness last longer and more effectively.
5. Coatings For Car Paintwork
When you expose your car in an open area, the bird droppings make it look awful. To deal with this, Nanorepel has developed a high-performance nanocoating that can be used to protect the paintwork on your car from bird poop. So you can now save your cars and avoid them getting dirty.
6. Tennis Balls
Yes, the ball in your hand contains nanotechnology, and this Ball nanotechnology has a wide range of applications in the world of sporting goods. Nanotechnology helps tennis balls retain their bounce for longer periods of time and makes tennis racquets stronger.
Many of the electronics we use in our day-to-day life would be impossible to create without nanotechnology. Intel is unquestionably the market leader in small computer processors, with the most recent generation of Intel’s Core processor technology being a 10 nanometer chip. When you consider that a nanometer is one billionth of a meter, that’s quite amazing.
8. Self-Cleaning Glass
Pilkington sells a product called Activ Glass, which is photocatalytic and hydrophilic due to the use of nanoparticles. When UV radiation from light strikes the glass, nanoparticles become energized and begin to break down and loosen organic molecules on the glass (in other words, dirt). When water comes into contact with the glass, it spreads evenly across the surface, aiding in the cleaning process.
9. Scratch-Resistant Coatings
Engineers discovered that adding aluminum silicate nanoparticles to scratch-resistant polymer coatings increased their effectiveness by increasing chipping and scratch resistance. Scratch-resistant coatings are frequently used on many surfaces, including automobiles and eyeglass lenses. As a result, to ensure scratch-resistant coatings, many companies are turning to nanotechnology.
10. Antimicrobial Bandages
Robert Burrell developed a method for making antibacterial bandages out of silver nanoparticles. Silver ions prevent microbes from respiring. Silver, in other words, suffocates and kills harmful cells. These bandages are very effective and will be widely used in the coming years due to their superior properties.