Physical and Chemical Nature of Nanoparticles

  • Sanmathi Chavalmane SubbenaikEmail author


Nanoparticles have some specific features, including physical properties, chemical properties, merits, and demerits, which have drawn much attention for their application in nanobiotechnology. This chapter explains the state of the art of different properties of nanoparticles and their potential beneficial roles. In addition, this chapter discusses on the research on nanoparticles essentiality for plants and describes the current knowledge concerning the key nanoparticles with important studies for their future applications.


Nanoparticles Physiochemical nature Merits and demerits 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nano Research Facility (NNIN-NSF), School of Engineering and Applied ScienceWashington University in St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

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