09 Feb What Is Nanotechnology Anyway?
Here at Cannasol Technologies, we spend our days surrounded by and ultrasonic equipment and the building blocks of nano-emulsification. We are really passionate about the work we do and the potential of water-soluble hemp, so it’s easy for us to get carried away.
Sometimes we forget that not everyone is as into ultrasonic emulsification as we are and that most of the world isn’t totally immersed in the world of nanotechnology.
In fact, as our friends and families often remind us, not everyone has a fully developed understanding of what nanotechnology really is.
These days, most folks seem to know that when you put “nano” in front of a word, it means a really, really small amount of whatever it is you’re talking about. It could be that, if offered to you, you tell your friends that you would sign up for a Covid-19 vaccine in a nanosecond, meaning that you wouldn’t hesitate to go for it.
In the world of ultrasonic emulsification, the meaning of “nano” is much more precise.
What Is a Nanometer?
As the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) explains, “Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.”
If all of this is new to you, that definition probably doesn’t help much. So, let’s break it down to the fundamentals and look at what a nanometer is.
Scientists have developed the means of measuring things that are incredibly small, which has led to the creation of new measurement terms. As the NNI explains, “One nanometer is a billionth of a meter, or 10-9 of a meter.”
To give you an idea of just how small that really is, they shared this:
- There are 25,400,000 nanometers in an inch.
- A sheet of newspaper is about 100,000 nanometers thick.
Yeah, it’s really that small. As NNI says, “Nanoscience and nanotechnology involve the ability to see and to control individual atoms and molecules.”
That may give you an idea of why we get so excited about the nano-emulsification process and the industrial ultrasonic equipment we offer that can unlock its potential! If you want to know more about nanoemulsion in general or our water-soluble hemp Nano Pre-Mix in particular, please contact us. We love talking about this stuff!