impacts on Energy Transmission using Nanotechnology
Nanoscale materials (or nanomaterials) are materials that contain nanoparticles or are made with nanotechnology. Materials with at least one dimension of less than 100 nm are generally referred to as nanoparticles. Nanoparticles may be categorized based on their origin They can occur naturally (e.g., as a result of volcanic eruptions) or as a result of other processes. Carbon atoms can also join together to form spherical nanostructures that can be coated or filled with atoms; these "buckyball" fullerenes are used in mechanical and semiconductor applications. Nanodots, also known as quantum dots, are nanoscale semiconductor crystals with electrical and optical properties that could boost lighting and solar collection performance.