"Exploring Products - Nano Sand" is a hands-on activity exploring how water behaves differently when it comes in contact with nano sand and regular sand. Visitors learn about the hydrophobic properties of nano sand.
"Explore Science - Zoom info Nano Mystery Sand" (2016) version designed for groups and community outreach.
- The way a material behaves on the macroscale is affected by its stucture on the nanoscale.
- Hydrophobic sand is coated with a nanometer-thick layer of a silicon compound, which makes it repel water.
- Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.
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