Nano Art Gallery

Thu, 05/13/2010 - 5:34am


Nanoscience is starting to turn into nanotechnology, and development of a variety of anticipated applications are now beginning to be realized. Somewhere between solids and molecules is the domain of nanoparticles where properties are expected to differ from those of the solid state and from those of typical molecules. In fact, nanoscale materials with at least one dimension smaller than 100 nm exhibit remarkable properties that are often not observed for their bulk counterparts. The origin of the dramatic modifications to physical and chemical properties at nanoscale dimensions is an area of demanding interest. However, Nanoscience is old as the world. In fact, nanomaterials are synthetized in a rather large number of animals and bacteria, and they have been used for more than 2000 years as dyes in painting because their colors differ with their sizes and shapes.

The field of nanosciences and nanotechnologies can thus open an entrance door to see the world at nanoscale dimensions. These new physical and chemical properties or phenomena will not only satisfy everlasting human curiosity, but also promise new advancement in technology. Nanoart is a discipline that can be located in a research area where art-science and technology converge. Nanoart yields nanostructures created by scientists by means of chemical and/or physical processes and they are visualized with powerful tools like atomic force microscopy. In this way, the joint use of both and science is capable to transform complex systems in simple to understand the origin, and then, control these novel properties with innovative technological applications can be attained. 

Source: University of Ciência (CMDMC)


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