Size Matters: Tiny Dots and Their Potential
In 1959, the physicist Richard Feynman wondered if "the text of the Encyclopedia Britannica could be contained on the head of a pin." Today we are looking at the amazing potential of materials that are 10,000-1 million times smaller than the head of a pin. These "nano" and sub-micron scale “dots” have unique properties that make them candidates for applications in a wide range of fields, including medicine and defense. Susquehanna University students have been involved in research involving "nanoparticles" made of gold and silver, to name a few, and have also developed instrumentation to make “tiny dots” out of proteins that could potentially be used to repair damaged tissues
Basu, Swarna, "Size Matters: Tiny Dots and Their Potential" (2016). Chemistry Faculty Publications. Paper 1.