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CLIP 6004

Nanotechnology used in sunscreen manufacture

Nanotechnology used in sunscreen manufacture

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Key Info
  • Nanotechnology used in sunscreen manufacture
  • Duration: 02:48
  • An introduction to nanotechnology and the very small sizes of the particles involved. Detail is given of the advantages of new nanotechnology sunscreens compared with conventional alternatives. These new sunscreens reflect UV light rather than simply absorbing it. The final section looks at the role of human trials in this process.
  • Subject:



    Chem: Materials - Smart

  • Keywords: nanotechnology, nanoparticles, smart materials, sunscreen, UV light, human testing, iScience
Ideas for use in class
  • An example of the application of nanotechnology. After watching it, students could be asked to identify the size of nanoparticles and specifically why nanotechnology sunscreen is better than traditional alternatives.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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