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Applied Nanotechnology by Jeremy Ramsden

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CHAPTER 6 Miscellaneous Applications

The remaining chapters of Part 2 survey commercial and near-commercial applications. Because of their importance, information technology and health applications are placed in separate chapters; all remaining applications are covered here. The order of coverage is firstly upstream technologies, notably materials, carbon-based materials and ultraprecision engineering, followed by downstream technologies in alphabetical order.

6.1 Noncarbon Materials

The main raw materials manufactured on a large scale are nanoparticles. As already pointed out in Chapter 5, the bulk of these are traditional particles, notably carbon black, silver halide emulsion crystals, and pigments, which are in no sense engineered with ...

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