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Few new technologies have generated as much attention and buzz as nanotechnology. The use of nanomaterials is proposed, or already in use, for medicines, electronics, biomaterials, pesticides, and numerous other applications. While there is no universally accepted definition, nanotechnology or nanomaterials basically refers to ultra-small molecules, typically between 1 and 100 nanometers long in one dimension. The utility of nanoparticles derives from their extremely small size, low weights, and large surface areas. Nano-materials may be functionalized much as any other chemical. (more…)