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Investigators at RTI International Report Findings in Nanoparticles (The Relationships among Structure, Activity, and Toxicity of Engineered...

August 27, 2014



Investigators at RTI International Report Findings in Nanoparticles (The Relationships among Structure, Activity, and Toxicity of Engineered Nanoparticles)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- New research on Nanoparticles is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from Durham, North Carolina, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "Particles within the nanometer size regime (1-100 nm) exhibit properties across quantum and classical mechanics. An example of the quantum mechanical nature of some particles includes their ability to bend light and change color appearance in suspension."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from RTI International, "An example of the classical mechanical nature of some particles includes their tendency to agglomerate in suspension. Both of these phenomenons are extensively studied in the literature and are the subject of many research projects that examine the utility of nanoparticles in biomedical and environmental applications. However, these unique properties have also been shown to induce unintentional toxicological effects in various biological and ecological systems."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "In this paper, the applications and implications of engineered nanoparticles in aqueous suspensions will be reviewed and discussed relevant to the particle's structure on the nanometer size scale and its subsequent biological activity at the cellular level."

For more information on this research see: The Relationships among Structure, Activity, and Toxicity of Engineered Nanoparticles. KONA Powder and Particle Journal, 2014;(31):10-21. KONA Powder and Particle Journal can be contacted at: Hosokawa Powder Technol Foundation, No 9, 1-Chome, Shoudai Tajika, Hirakata-Shi, Osaka 573-1132, Japan.

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C.M. Sayes, RTI Int, Center Aerosol & Nanomat Engn, Durham, NC 27709, United States.

Keywords for this news article include: Durham, Engineering, United States, North Carolina, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America

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