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nanoparticle

(nan′ŏ-part″ĭ-kĕl) [ nano- + particle]
A microscopic particle (< 100 nm in diameter) containing a drug or a radiologic contrast agent used in cancer treatment to identify and eradicate tiny metastatic tumors.
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"This is novel to the UK, in developing organic waste-derived nanocomposite adsorbents to recover high value cadmium ions to produce nanoparticulate cadmium sulphide for use in thin film technology and photoelectrocatalysis, in treating metal mine water and breaking water, to produce H+ energy."
Wang and T Egerton, "The effect of transition metal on the optical properties and photoactivity of nanoparticulate titanium dioxide," Journal of Materials Research, vol.
Environmental pollution due to nanoparticulate from diesel engine exhaust gases has been hypothesized to be responsible for several bronchopulmonary, cardiac, and vascular diseases.
Following vacuum annealing, the nanoparticulates were observed still to be arranged in chains and rings, but with some diffusion bonding between previously discrete points of contact (Figure 1).
* Exfoliate nanoparticulates in the water or organic phase (figure 8).
To date, our assessment, drawing on the best available evidence, is that nanoparticulates used in sunscreens do not pose a risk.
Nevertheless, at a high stirring rate, because of turbulent flow in bath, the SiC nanoparliculates loosely adsorbed on the cathode surface are washed away, and thus the weight percent of the SiC nanoparticulates in the composite coating decreases.
The development of a cancer therapy monitoring/ diagnostic platform device is intended to provide near real time monitoring of patient blood for cancer cells, cell derived nanoparticulates (such as high molecular weight DNA fragments), and also carry out subsequent cancer related genotyping, gene expression, and immunochemical analysis.
When added to pristine polymers, nanoparticulates such as montmorillonite clay improve just about every performance characteristic.
The system contains filter hardware, onboard doser and an electronic control unit (ECU) and is designed to provide an efficient filtration of ultrafine nanoparticulates of up to 99%.
The development of a cancer-therapy monitoring/diagnostic-platform device is intended to provide near real-time monitoring of patient blood for cancer cells and cell-derived nanoparticulates (such as high-molecular-weight DNA fragments), and also carry out subsequent cancer-related genotyping, gene expression, and immunochemical analysis.
Indeed, there's already talk of requiring even cleaner burning engines in 2010 to curb so-called nanoparticulates, tiny pieces of matter that are much smaller than the particles that must be removed from truck exhaust emissions under current standards.