Raluca Aurora Stepa and Klaus Kuhl, The Cooperation Centre (Kooperationsstelle), Hamburg
Edited by: Sheona Read and Craig Poland, Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh
Nanomaterials are structures at the nanometre-scale (a nanometre is 10 power of -9 of one metre), a scale, comparable to that of atoms and molecules.
Evidence shows that the same substance behaves differently at nanoscale compared to its larger-scale counterpart. This allows the development of light-weight materials with high strength, high conductivity or high chemical reactivity. Nanotechnologies