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Nanophase components in nanoscale materials

  1. Apr 23, 2012 #1
    Hello,

    I'm self-studying a book on nanomedicine and in it, there is the following quote:

    "Nanoscale materials in general include hard and soft, wet and
    dry, and biotic and abiotic materials that are either nanostructured, or contain
    nanoscale and nanophase components."

    I guess my question is simply, what is a nanophase component? Why is it called nanophase? and what is different about it as it compares to just a nanoscale component?

    Wikiepedia didn't have much and I'm curious. Thanks a lot ahead of time.
     
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