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Why Nanoparticles Whitepaper

Why Nanomaterials?

Nanomaterials are defined as materials of which a single unit is sized (in at least one dimension) between 1 and 1000 nanometers (10^−9 meter). These materials have gained a tremendous amount of traction in the last two decades because of the widely differing properties that are obtainable compared to their bulk counterparts. Depending on the application, the particle size, distribution, morphology, and purity can have a significant influence on the physical, thermal, structural, and/or optical properties of the end product [1].  Read the full Why Nanoparticles Whitepaper (pdf) >

 


Silica Nanoparticles: Why Quality Matters

Silica powders have been around for over a century and used in a variety of applications including as abrasives for polishing applications, as thickening agents in paints, coatings, and adhesives. They are also used in toothpaste, as well as a desiccant [1]. Currently, the price of this material runs the gamut from less than 50 cents per gram up to $500 per gram. Read the full Silica Nanoparticles: Why Quality Matters (pdf) >