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68 Applications of Nanotechnology - Overview of the applications of Nanotechnology

There are various applications of nanotechnology which we are going to discuss below. Nanotechnology provides various benefits in this world of technology. Smaller as well as cheaper, lighter, faster and clever things , which consume less raw materials and less energy can be prepared with the help of nanotechnology. It also offers various opportunities in creating various functions and new features. A team effort is required in creating any new feature with the help of nanotechnology


Applications of nanotechnology by Type:

  • Textiles applications of nanotechnology
  • Bio medical application of nanotechnology
  • Health care application of nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology application in food agriculture
  • Industrial application of nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology application in electronics
  • Environment
  • Nanotechnology application - Renewal energy

Following are some of the useful applications of nanotechnology in various industries:

  1. Drug controlled release
  2. Cancer therapy
  3. Drug delivery
  4. Imaging
  5. Antibacterial
  6. UV protection
  7. Nutraceutical
  8. Fungicides
  9. Food packaging
  10. Functional nanocomposites
  11. Industrial catalysts
  12. Nanoscale patterning of electronic circuits
  13. High denstity data storage
  14. Quantum computers
  15. Waste Water treatment
  16. Environmental catalysts
  17. Fuel cell catalysts
  18. Hydrogen production photocatalysts
  19. Lithium ion batter electrodes
  20. Medical textiles and Technical textiles
  21. Bio markers
  22. Reinforced plastics
  23. Super thermal conductive liquid
  24. Super plastic ceramics
  25. Refractive index engineering
  26. Ferro fluids
  27. Hydrogen storage materials
  28. Natural/ synthetic polymer hybrid fibres
  29. Electroconducting textiles
  30. Bio composites
  31. Dental ceramics
  32. Bone growth
  33. Molecular tagging
  34. Hyperthermic treatment
  35. MRI contrast agents
  36. IR contrast agents
  37. Sunscreens
  38. Antioxidants
  39. Interactive food
  40. Food processing catalyst
  41. Food quality/safety analysis sensors
  42. Gas barrier coating
  43. Wear resistant coating
  44. Self cleaning building surface
  45. Antifouling coatings
  46. UV blocking coatings
  47. Antimicrobial coatings
  48. Self cleaning building surface
  49. Nano-phosphorus for display
  50. Transparent polymer conductive films
  51. Nano-inks
  52. Chemical mechanical planarization
  53. Chemical sensors
  54. Gas sensors
  55. High sensitive sensors
  56. Single electron transistors
  57. High power magnets
  58. Quantum lasers
  59. Pollution monitoring sensors
  60. Pollutant scavengers
  61. Automotive catalyst
  62. Fuel additive catalysts
  63. Die sensitized solar cells
  64. Paint-on solar cells
  65. Heat retaining textiles
  66. UV Blocking textiles
  67. Self-cleaning textiles
  68. Wound dressing

The list of categories which we have listed above are some on the useful application of nanotechnology. Apart from this list there are many more benefits of nanotechnology which are directly or indirectly related to the science in this word of technology. In the near future this technology will be very useful for the mankind in providing better life.