The nanomaterials are those that have at least one dimension of 1 to 100 nanometers (a nanometer is one millionth of a millimeter). Basically, the nanomaterials must be characterized in order to know some aspects as the size, shape, composition, physical and chemical properties, among others.
The composition of the nanomaterials can be any, although some of the most important are carbides, silicates, nitrides, oxides, sulfides, metals, metal alloys, organic polymers and composite materials. Materials engineered to nanometer scale have particular properties as well as optical, magnetic, thermal, electrical properties, among others. Nowadays, these emerging properties have a great impact in different sectors of economic activity presenting great advances in the chemical, electronic and medical areas among others.
- M1. Nanomaterials and Dimensions: Nanoparticles, Nanopowders, Nanofibers, Quantum Dots and Thin Film.
- M2. Nanostructured materials
- M3. Carbon-based nanomaterials
- M4. Metals -based nanomaterials
- M5. Dendrimers
- M6. Polymers in nanoscience and nanotechnology
- M7. Composite nanomaterials