nanomaterials

Chemicals

Advanced materials

Wortwolke neuartige Materialien

Advanced materials are considered as heterogeneous group of new or modified materials with improved properties for intended applications. It should be noted that these materials are not always very new developments. The term advanced materials is used in a very broad sense, including the following materials:Materials with specific functionalities (catalytic optical or magnetic)organic-anorganic hy... read more

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Chemicals

Nanotechnology

Nano structures

Nanotechnology involves research and development, production and processing of structures and materials on a nanometre scale. Nanotechnology deals with the production and application of processes and materials composed of structurally definable particles on a scale of about 100 nanometres (1 nm = 10-9 m) or less in at least one dimension. read more

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Chemicals

Research and development projects

Nano structures

The German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is currently funding and guiding the research and development projects listed below. For more information on these projects please refer to the research database Umweltforschungsdatenbank UFORDAT in German and the corresponding number. read more

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Health

Nanomaterial

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Nanotechnology deals with the production and application of processes and nanomaterials composed of structurally definable particles on a scale of 100 nanometres (1 nm = 10-9 m) or less in at least one dimension; in other words, more than 1,000 times smaller in diameter than a human hair. At this scale physical and chemical properties of materials change, and this change can be applied in a variet... read more

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News on Chemicals

Improve regulation of Nanomaterials

Nano structures

Until now, with few exceptions, there are no specific provisions for nanomaterials within the substance legislations. As a result, specific environmental risks cannot be described and assessed adequately. Therefore, the main aim of this paper is to outline the necessary further development of chemi¬cals regulations for nanomaterials with regard to the environment from UBA´s perspective. read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment