Nanotechnology in India – UPSC GS3

Nanotechnology or nanotech is the technology that involves the manipulation of matter on atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scales. This includes particles of a scale of 1 to 100 nanometers. Uses of Nanotechnology in Health Care: Nanotech detectors for heart attack. Nanochips to check plaque in arteries. Nanocarriers for eye surgery, chemotherapy etc. Diabetic pads for regulating blood sugar levels. Nanoparticles for drug delivery to the …

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Guidelines on regulation of Nanotechnology – UPSC GS3

Department of Science and Technology released the draft guidelines on regulation of nanotechnology Main objectives are: To use the nascent nanotechnology in development and improvement of various sectors from hardware to machines etc. To handle the sensitive technology without letting them have harmful and toxic effect on human being and food chains. To reduce the …

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Aerogels – UPSC GS3

What are aerogels? Aerogels are a unique class of open-pore polymer foams that can be prepared from either organic or inorganic precursors. Aerogels are typically prepared using sol-gel chemistry, starting with liquids that form tiny sol particles, which eventually connect together in chain-like fashion to make a semi-solid gel. When the solvent is removed from …

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