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Cosmetics

Nanotechnology's applications and nanomaterials in cosmetics are numerous, from moisturizers and anti-aging creams, to sunscreens, makeup and products for hair care.

Cosmetics

Energy

Nanotechnology's applications in the energy sector enhance energy production and storage, especially of clean and renewable sources like solar and hydrogen-based power. They also include technologies that help cut energy consumption by developing more efficient nanomaterial-based heat insulation, or raise solar panel efficiency thanks to special nanomaterial solar power capture and storage systems.

Energy

Medicine

Nanotechnology's applications in medicine (nanomedicine) include:

  • Nanocarriers designed to deliver drugs to specific body sites.
  • Molecular biosensors capable of detecting targeted substances (e.g. glucose) or disease biomarkers.
  • Nanorobots programmed to search out and destroy tumour cells or repair tissue.
  • Antiseptic and disinfectant nanoparticles, etc.

Medicine

Electronics

Nanotechnology's applications in electronics range from components that drastically increase computer processing speed through to semiconductors, quantum nanocables, graphene-based circuits and carbon nanotubes.

Electronics

Information and communications

Nanotechnology's applications in ICT include miniature, high-capacity data storage systems; display devices with flexible, transparent screens; and quantum computing.

ICT

Environment

Nanotechnology's applications in the environmental field include non-pollutant materials, energies and processes; wastewater treatment; water desalination; soil decontamination; waste treatment; recycling; and nanosensor detection of harmful chemicals and toxic gases.

Environment

Food & drink

Nanotechnology's applications in the food and drink industry include food quality and safety nanosensors and nanochips; electronic taste and smell detectors; food freshness and shelf life detectors; devices to detect pathogenic microorganisms, additives, drugs, heavy metals, toxins and other pollutants; nanopackaging; and nanofoodstuffs with nutritional and health functions or with enhanced organoleptic properties.

Food & drink

Textiles

Applying nanotechnology to textiles means developing fabrics that repel stains, never get dirty and are self-cleaning and odourless; and creating nanochip-based smart fabrics that change colour and control local temperature.

Textiles

Construction

Applying nanotechnology in the construction sector means developing stronger, lighter and more resilient nanomaterials (e.g. glass that repels dust and moisture, paints with special properties, self-repairing materials, etc.).

Construction

Livestock

Nanotechnology's applications in livestock farming include nanochips used to identify animals; nanoparticles used to administer vaccines and drugs; and nanosensors used to detect microorganisms, diseases and toxic substances.

Livestock

Agriculture

Nanotechnology's applications in agriculture include enhanced pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers; soil enhancement; and nanosensors used to detect moisture, nitrogen and agri-chemical levels, etc.

Agriculture