In response to the growing interest in the role of nanotechnology—the study of materials measuring 100 nm or less—in the food industry, an increasing number of conferences have been held around the world. In October 2006, Cientifca and Wageningen Bionanotechnology Centre for Food and Health Innovations and partners Georgia Tech Research Institute, Economic Department Consulate General of the Netherlands in Miami, and the Institute of Food Technologists presented Nano4Food, a conference that prov…

Single-walled nanotubes are the basis of many nanostructures. They are often made of carbon atoms arranged as alternate hexagons and pentagons, forming a hollow tube.

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