Monthly Archives: September 2013

Regulations of nanomaterials

Regulations and MSDS Entering into the world of nanotechnology provides numerous surprises.  In our last blog, we provided an overview of the four pillars of Nano-Safety.  This week will be about material properties, but from a regulatory perspective.  There are … Continue reading

Posted in Nanotechnology Risk Management

Nanotube Computer

There has been an interesting report from Stanford University.  The researchers have developed a working computer that is based on carbon nanotube electronics.  This is the first time that a working computer, albeit primitive by today’s standards, has been demonstrated … Continue reading

Posted in Nanotechnology, Technology


Nano-Safety What is safety with respect to nanotechnology?  In the simplest terms, it is the development, manufacture, application, and control of nanomaterials in a manner that minimizes potential issues, both known and unknown that may impact both people and the … Continue reading

Posted in Nanotechnology Safety

When is “nano” really nano

The common definition of “nano” is when one dimension of a material is less than 100 nm.  The definition from a Google search [1] on “What is nanotechnology?” yields the following: “the branch of technology that deals with dimensions and … Continue reading

Posted in Misc Ramblings, Nanotechnology

Two-dimensional Materials?

Graphene is one form of carbon atoms arranged in a densely packed hexagonal lattice.  It has been called a two-dimensional material due to the fact that most references are to the form of the material that is only one atom … Continue reading

Posted in Nanotechnology, Technology

nanotechnology research

Nanotechnology can be a controversial topic.  There are numerous reports that are published showing that a specific nanomaterial (pick your favorite one) is beneficial or is harmful and dangerous.  The editorial cartoon by Gary Markstein on coffee readily applies to … Continue reading

Posted in Nanotechnology, Science