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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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The ability to rapidly isolate ccf-DNA, RNA, and other nanoparticulate biomarkers directly from blood in their in vivo forms will provide an advantage to basic biomedical research to expedite discoveries and treatments for a variety of diseases.
Dielectrophoretic isolation and detection of cfc-DNA nanoparticulate biomarkers and virus from blood.
In the electrodeposition process, SiC nanoparticulates that adhere to the cathode surface act as nucleation sites and hence accelerate nickel matrix nucleation.
15) also found that the microhardness of the nanocomposite coatings increased with increasing content of the SiC nanoparticulate in bath.
Polar Minerals and Omni Tech International will discuss the market outlook for mineral-based fillers, natural fibers and nanoparticulate reinforcements in polymer systems.
The VERT program is a comprehensive evaluation and approval program for DPFs that requires high reduction efficiency of nanoparticulates during a 2000-hour infield demonstration period and testing to ensure no toxic secondary emissions are created.
Of those fine particulates, the great majority in number are nanoparticulates in the range of 5-50 nm, or 50-500 times smaller than P[M.
The high numbers of the tiniest particulates are causing significant concern in some circles, because a 1 g mass of nanoparticulates has a far greater surface area than the same mass of, say, P[M.
Similarly, some nanoparticulates are also included, even though they are meant for use at low levels, as their function is to replace traditional fillers used at higher loadings.
Some nanoparticulates such as fullerenes and dendrimers can be modified by precise grafting of active chemical groups and be used as drugs themselves.
The patent applications are titled "Preservation of Narrow Nano-Size Distribution of Particles" and "Semiconductive Nanoparticulates Enhanced Surface Appearance.
The other newly issued patent describes specific details that relate to the creation of a layered electromagnetic shielding assembly from nanoparticulates consisting of relatively common materials such as aluminum, iron, nickel, and cobalt.