"Nanoscience" refers to research and development related to materials with dimensions between ca. 1–100 nm and to systems with important processes that occur over similar dimensions. Properties, structural organization, and behaviors distinct from those observed at the bulk and molecular levels are often found at the nanoscale. The breadth of nanoscience spans physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, and medicine. In this sense, nanoscience is a nexus between traditional scientific disciplines; however, nanoscience is also a field in its own right, with specialized jargon and technical knowledge—for example, a scientist with years of experience working with molecular materials often does not intuitively know the nuances of working with nanoparticles.
- environmental chemistry
- analytical chemistry