- Nanoparticles: particles that range in size from 1 to 100 nm at least in one
- High surface-to-volume ratio: It leads to unexpected optical, physical and chemical
- Gold Nanoparticles: it is biocompatible, stabile, non-toxic
- Can be used in targeted drug
- Useful in electronics industry
- News: successful synthesis of GNPs using psychrotolerant Antarctic bacteria by National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, and Goa
- These are nanomaterials that display enzyme-like characteristics.
- They can disintegrate the cell membranes of diseases causing
- It can act against antibiotic resistance.
Molybdenum dioxide (MoO2)
- Electrolytic splitting of water can generate hydrogen.
- But, it requires huge energy input; which can be reduced in presence of a
- MoO2 nanomaterials catalyst annealed inhydrogen atmosphere can reduce energy input.
National Nano Mission, 2007.
- To use nanotechnology for safe drinking water, material development, sensors development, drug delivery,
- Department of Science and Technology (DST): nodal agency.
Nano-Agri-Input Products (NAIPs)
- Agricultural inputs containing nanomaterials.
- Application on crop for farming through soil, seed, foliar and drip etc.
Nano-Agri Products (NAPs)
- Agricultural preparation containing nanomaterials.
- Improves nutraceutical
Nanoparticles with chitosan
- Chitosan is a natural polysaccharide obtained from the exoskeleton of crustaceans and is biodegradable, biocompatible, non-toxic, and mucoadhesive in
- It can be used for Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder. Zinc levels are reported to get reduced in such
- Nanoparticles with chitosan are loaded with zinc for reducing the severity of rheumatoid
- Developed by: Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali.
- Autonomous institute of Department of Science and Technology.
- A Nano-technology based disinfectant spray to combat COVID-19.