The smallest threats to water
November 12, 2009
Students and faculty at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln heard about nanoparticles and the threat they pose to water supplies
thanks to a visit from a visiting professor from Virginia Tech. The field of nanoscience is extremely promising for some of the benefits it could deliver -- like extremely effective energy storage
. But their tiny scale means that we don't know much about how many nanoparticles will behave when they interact with water on the molecular level.
last revised November 2009