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What are Nano Coatings?
What are Nano Coatings and Nano Technology? At Aquashield, we are on a constant quest to develop top performing products and nano coatings is what we focus on the most. Here is what we know about nano coatings.
Nano coatings or nano coating sealer is the result of an application where nano structures build a consistent network of molecules on a surface. This is an amazing chemical process where the surface can be designed as hydrophobic or super-hydrophobic. This means that liquids, which strike the surface are repelled and flow away immediately. They can also be hydrophilic and super-hydrophic. This means that liquids, which strike the surface build a plain film on the surface and mostly flow away too.
If the surface was treated with a hydrophobic nano-fluid, the surface will work similar to that of a lotus leaf.
This water-repellent and dirt-repellent effect is also called the lotus effect. This leads to an easy-to-clean characteristic of the surface.
The characteristics of many different surfaces can be designed by the application of different nano-fluids. Surfaces can be designed to have a strong chemical resistance. After a nano coating product is applied to a prepared surface, the nano particles organise themselves into a network structure with the designed characteristics.
In general the name “nano” and “nano-coating” can not be protected by property rights, because it is a common synonym for “very small”. Therefore it exist no quality system or criteria, which can be used to differentiate “real nano” products from “pseudo-nano” products.
Nanotechnology is one of the most exciting and important future technologies. It opens up the vast new world of incredibly small particles. The possible applications of this technology are very diverse and constantly evolving. The expected advances in nanotechnology will significantly influence the further development of future-oriented and important industries.
Nanotechnology concentrates on research and construction of very small structures and elements. A nanometer is a millionth of a millimeter. The diameter of a human hair is about five times bigger. Nanotechnology (Greek „nanos“ means: dwarf) includes research areas in organic and inorganic nature. Many applications are emerging in energy technology such as in solar cells, environmental engineering, material cycles and disposal or in information technology, but also in the health sector. Nanotechnology is a generic term for different types of analysis, production and use of materials, which have one thing in common: The size of the particles contained therein is only around one-hundred nanometers.
Nanotechnology uses the special characteristics, which is typical for many nanostructures. The mechanical, optical, magnetic, electrical and chemical qualities of these smallest structures depend not only on the type of the raw material, but also in a special way of their size, shape and interaction.
Borrowed from Wikipedia:
Nanotechnology (“nanotech”) is the manipulation of matter on an atomic,molecular, and supramolecular scale. The earliest, widespread description of nanotechnology referred to the particular technological goal of precisely manipulating atoms and molecules for fabrication of
macroscale products, also now referred to as molecular nanotechnology. A more generalized description of nanotechnology was subsequently established by the National Nanotechnology Initiative, which defines nanotechnology as the manipulation of matter with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometers. This definition reflects the fact that quantum mechanical effects are important at this quantum-realm scale, and so the definition shifted from a particular technological goal to a research category inclusive of all types of research and technologies that deal with the special properties of matter that occur below the given size threshold. It is therefore common to see the plural form “nanotechnologies” as well as “nanoscale technologies” to refer to the broad range of research and applications whose common trait is size. Because of the variety of potential applications (including industrial and military), governments have invested billions of dollars in nanotechnology research. Until 2012, through its National Nanotechnology Initiative, the USA has invested 3.7 billion dollars, the European Union has invested 1.2 billion and Japan 750 million dollars.
Nanotechnology as defined by size is naturally very broad, including fields of science as diverse as surface science, organic chemistry, molecular biology,semiconductor physics, microfabrication, etc. The associated research and applications are equally diverse, ranging from extensions of
conventional device physics to completely new approaches based upon molecular self-assembly, from developing new materialswith dimensions on the nanoscale to direct control of matter on the atomic scale.
Scientists currently debate the future implications of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology may be able to create many new materials and devices with a vast range of applications, such as in medicine, electronics, biomaterials energy production, and consumer products. On the other hand, nanotechnology raises many of the same issues as any new technology, including concerns about thetoxicity and environmental impact of nanomaterials, and their potential effects on global economics, as well as speculation about various doomsday scenarios. These concerns have led to a debate among advocacy groups and governments on whether special regulation of nanotechnology is warranted.