Elusive Toxicity Of Silicon Carbide Nanomaterials
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Fang is a research scientist at the University of California, San Diego, Department of Nanoengineering.

                       

Elusive Toxicity Of Silicon Carbide Nanomaterials

In the broadest sense, nanomaterial is defined as a structure that is within the size of 1-1000 nanometers, i.e., 10-9 - 10-6 meters, in two or three dimensions. The nanoscale size of these materials holds numerous advantages over their bulk counterparts such as an increased surface-area-to-volume ratio along with unique physical, chemical, and optical properties. These unique properties together with their small size make nanomaterials perfect candidates for biological application such as cell imaging. For example, silicon carbide nanowires become...

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