Naturally occurring inorganic nanoparticles: General assessment and a global budget for one of Earth's last unexplored geochemical components

TitleNaturally occurring inorganic nanoparticles: General assessment and a global budget for one of Earth's last unexplored geochemical components
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsHochella MF, Aruguete DM, Kim B, Madden AS
EditorGuo H, Barnard A
Book TitleNature's Nanostructures
Chapter1
Edition1
PublisherPan Stanford Publishing
CityVictoria, Australia
ISBN9814316822
Abstract

Natural nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are all around us, which inevitably leads to these questions: What are these natural nanomaterials made of? Where can we find them? What can they do? Answering these questions will facilitate new and environmentally friendly ways of creating and manipulating nanoscale materials for the next generation of new technologies. A truly multidisciplinary resource, this book brings together studies from astronomy, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, geology and geophysics, environmental science, agricultural science, entomology, molecular biology, and health and provides an invaluable resource for learning how various scientists approach similar problems.