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Controversy around the definition of nanomaterial in European Union law
Please cite as: CHEMIK 2014, 68, 12, 1090–1095
According to the Commission Recommendation 2011/696/ EU on the definition of nanomaterial : “Nanomaterial means a natural, incidental or manufactured material containing particles, in an unbound state or as an aggregate or as an agglomerate and where, for 50% or more of the particles in the number size distribution, one or more external dimensions is in the size range 1 nm – 100 nm. In specific cases and where warranted by concerns for the environment, health, safety or competitiveness the number size distribution threshold of 50% may be replaced by a threshold between 1 and 50%”. The definition formulated in the Recommendation 2011/696/EU is based on material particle size as a factor, which most adequately reflects the unusual properties of nanomaterials. In EU legislation there are discrepancies regarding particularly upper particle size dimension and threshold of...
Military nanomaterials applications
Please cite as: CHEMIK 2014, 68, 6, 536–543
Nanotechnology gives solution for many problems in scientific fields and industries. It is one of the most dynamically developing technology, which gives huge prospects and hopes to solve modern world problems. Nanomaterials, due to small dimensions and better properties than their micrometric analogues, have found wide application in arms industry. Nanomaterials are used to product materials for soldiers protection, for communication devices, detection enemy and for armament. However keep in mind, that nanotechnology has many benefits, but it also has threats (in range of safety), which should be taken into account and eliminated at the basic research chase.
Keywords: nanotechnology, nanomaterials, arms industry
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