Nanomaterials comprise of microstructural highlights (grains, domains, stages, precipitates and so forth.) that range in measure from 1 – 100 nm. At this scale, numerous materials exhibit properties that contrast from their bulk sized analogs. The capacity to tune the material properties by controlling the size permits nanomaterials to have applications in a wide scope of fields including optics, magnetic gadgets, catalysis, microelectronics, pharmaceutics, storage technologies and energy conversion.
Nanomaterials make the materials science based approach to nanotechnology, leveraging advances in materials metrology and synthesis which have been developed in support of microfabrication research.