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Emerging Physics by Bhausaheb Shivajirao Bendre, Rajendra Mahamuni, Keith V. Desa, Vijayshri, Vijay H. Raybagkar, Avinash W. Joshi

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5

Nanomaterials

Chapter Outline
5.1 INTRODUCTION

Ever wondered how does the lotus keep itself dry in spite of being water borne? Why does the duck not get wet though its natural habitat is water? Why does the peacock feather show wonderful colours? Why does aspirin stop headache? Why do CDs reflect different colours at different angles? What do fog, milk, jell-o, and latex paint have in common? Is it possible to fit a machine inside a living cell? How fast the computers can operate? How does a small laser operate? ...

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