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Electrical applications for nano particles

  1. Jan 9, 2008 #1
    Hi there, I'm working on a mini research about electrical applications for nano particles, since no books are available on this (in my city). I tried the net but I was confused of the much information about nanotechnology.
    If anyone can find a link for an article (for free:blushing:) or any thing useful to my research pls help thanks.
     
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  3. Jan 9, 2008 #2

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    What kind of nanoparticles? AFAIK the term is usually used for the type of particles used in e.g. sunblock.I can't really think of an electrial application for such particles.

    Or are you thinking of things like carbon nanotubes and fullerenes?
     
  4. Jan 9, 2008 #3
    nano particle in general nothing specified, any electrical app of nano particles will do.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2008 #4

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    Yes, but again. The word is nowadays almost exclusivly used for various powders (usually metal-oxides).
    A few years ago the word was sometimes used for e.g. C60 as well but I haven't seen the term used in that context in a long while. So if you have been reading more recent material this is presumably NOT what you are refering to.
    So, I still don't know what you mean.
     
  6. Jan 9, 2008 #5
    That what confuses me too. I've been asked to do this research a while ago and still not finished with it; I thought of numbering the nano particles to its types such as carbon nano tubes, then telling the electrical app of each one of them. If you can help me telling its types and the elect app of each one – I mean giving me a link to a website or so that describe them as I pointed above- I'll be thankful to you.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2008 #6

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    I don't think nanotubes can be considered to be nanoparticles, they are only "nano" when it comes to the diameter and can be quite long.
    I would suggest you go back to whoever asked you to do this and ask him/her to be more specific. I could be that the question IS about powders and that there is an electrical application of e.g. metal-oxide nanoparticles that I don't know about.
     
  8. Jan 9, 2008 #7
    I think that too, cause it took me time tring to figure this out and still done nothing, If you don't mind asking this what about the metal-oxide nanoparticles elec-app do you know a link for that (( you look like you know so much about it I guess))
     
  9. Jan 9, 2008 #8
    anyhow thanks.
     
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