nanoparticle

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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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Polar Minerals and Omni Tech International will discuss the market outlook for mineral-based fillers, natural fibers and nanoparticulate reinforcements in polymer systems.
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.
According to a new report, nanotechnology's greatest short-term business opportunities lie in the materials sector due to relatively low barriers to entry, a broad IP landscape, and customers integrating nanoparticulates into their products.
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.