About The Author

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.