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Nanotechnology Applications/Products

Nanoparticles are being used in a number of industries. Nanoscale materials are used in electronic, magnetic and optoelectronic, biomedical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, energy, catalytic and materials applications.

Areas producing the greatest revenue for nanoparticles reportedly are:

  • Chemical-mechanical polishing
  • Magnetic recording tapes
  • Sunscreens
  • Automotive catalyst supports
  • Biolabeling
  • Electroconductive coatings
  • Optical fibers

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Argonne Scientists Working in Nanoscale Research
(Photographs courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory-East)
scientist photo Sam Jiang, Materials Science Division, prepares nanostructured magnetic samples for X-ray diffraction studies. Understanding magnetism on the scale of nanometers (billionths of a meter) helps create better materials for energy technologies and information storage.
scientist photo Graduate student Wei Fan, Materials Science Division, works with a time-of-flight ion scattering and recoil spectroscopy system to study thin-film growth and interface processes.