Every irregularity no matter how small must disappear: Polishing silicon wafers for solar cells and computer chips demands the greatest precision. Until now, wafers could only be inspected after polishing. A new polishing tool continuously monitors the process.
Shaking and tapping is often the only way to get the last drop of ketchup out of the bottle. But in future, even this final drop will slide out easily onto the barbecued steak - thanks to a special nanocoating on the packaging.
Scientists in Idaho and Korea are reporting development of a protein coating that may turn nanowires into a new drug delivery system that could allow use of lower doses of medicine that are less harmful to normal cells.
Top scientists and researchers in the fields of materials science and corrosion are turning to nanoscience/nanotechnology in a continuous effort to be more clear and precise in explaining natural phenomena at the macromolecular level.