Times are changing and so are we. The generation today has taken a big leap forward. Over the course of time, nanotechnology has undergone a fascinating renewal of interest and enthusiasm in the
interdisciplinary nature of this field. It has varied research areas such as biology, medicine, chemistry, energy, etc. The era of “Nano” has arrived and the technology has created products so
small in size, that there is no portability problem. From the sim cards used in our cell phones to the compounds that are created in the laboratories, everything has decreased is size but is
serving the same purpose as before.
As small is the new thing, we enter the world of Nanoparticles. They are extremely fine particles, whose size varies from 1-100 nanometres. They act as a bridge between materials which are variable in size. A uniform collection of nanoparticles is known as Monodisperse Nanoparticles. They usually consist of molecules having the same mass. They are widely used in areas where Nano technological research is evident. The components of Nano scale are of a very high interest to the researchers today. These particles have less than 5% variation in size.
These particles have received a lot of attention due to their extraordinary performance that is generated by depending on its properties and dimensions. Monodisperse nanoparticles below the size of 20 nanometres are of a great interest. They not only have the general miniature size, but also possess novel properties. The recent turn of events in chemical synthesis has led to the development of various Nanoparticles with controlled shape, size, and many other physical properties.
Applications of Monodisperse Nanoparticles
The properties of these Nano particles are applicable in various disciplines of science.
The collective Nano particles of uniform shape and size are used widely in ultra-high density magnetic storage media, which is of great importance in the urban world.
Mono disperse Nano particles are also used as catalysts in several processes of chemistry.
They have contributed a lot in the world of medicine. Biosciences, biomedicine, and diagnosis, are some fields that use this application extensively. Magnetic nanoparticles provide a different platform for theragnostic because of their biocompatibility, their response to the external magnetic field, etc.
A rise in demand for the Nano particles is being noticed greatly in the recent times. Here are some examples of such particles.
Monodisperse Gold particles
Monodisperse Silver particles
Monodisperse Alumina-Aluminium Oxide
Monodisperse Titania-Titanium Oxide
Monodisperse Magnetic Particles
Monodisperse Silica- Silicon Oxide
Magnetic nanoparticles possess a distinctive nanoscale magnetism that has been sought for future data storage, biomedicine, etc. Ferromagnetic Nano particles are tested as building blocks for fabricating magnetic storage media with extremely high density and nano-composite permanent magnets with maximum energy product. Superparamagnetic Nano particles are a great asset for biological separation, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic particle imaging (MPI) and magnetic fluid hyperthermia (MFH). The most widely used application is of Magnetic Nanoparticles.
Extensive use of magnetic monodisperse particles of nano size
Due to their extensive applications in data storage, drug delivery, and magnetic resonance imaging, attention has been attracted to these in the past few years. From aqueous-phase condensation to organic-phase thermal decomposition, magnetic nanoparticle synthesis has been greatly improved.
Categories of magnetic nanoparticle groups are: ferrite, metallic, alloy, etc. In the current scenario, one can readily use monodisperse magnetic nanoparticles based on their physical properties.
Even after the commendable progress made in the synthesis of Nano particles, using them as building blocks for practical magnetic information and biomedical applications has not been established. It has been extremely challenging to assemble magnetic Nano particles. Synthesizing magnetic Nano particles and studying their magnetism becomes an important thing that has to be done.
In all, Monodisperse Nanoparticles have made our lives easier, simpler and more comfortable by contributing to varied areas of applied sciences. With the upcoming technology and the minds which are at use, nanotechnology will not only be an asset but a blessing for mankind. Hence, an understanding is to be arrived upon while describing the innumerable benefits of these nanoparticles. People should develop a keen sense of interest in knowing more about these particles so as to help them utilize these resources to an optimum level.