What is Nanotechnology?
Nanotechnology is the use of microscopic materials to build microscopic devices from single atoms and molecules.

Applications of Nanotechnology:

Nanotechnology and Textiles Image Credit: NANO Magazine.
Nanotechnology and Textiles Image Credit: NANO Magazine.
Silver nanoparticles are used in fabrics to kill bacteria making clothes a lot less stinky. They are used in antimicrobial and antifungal applications as well as sensor design.
Uses of Nanotechnology:
Nanoparticles are used in chemotherapy. They deliver the drugs right to the cancer cells. Nanoparticles lead to new devices to examine tissues. Nanotechnology is used in consumer products like stain-resistant and anti-wrinkle textiles and make-up. Nanotechnology is also used in smart clothing, which can monitor your heart.
Drawbacks to Using Silver Nanoparticles:
In the environment, they could kill bacteria and harm living organisms by disrupting metabolisms and enzymes and killing beneficial bacteria in wastewater treatment.

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Nanoparticles attacking cancer cells
Nanoparticles attacking cancer cells

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