What is Nanotechnology?

Here at HZO, we like to constantly keep you educated about the science surrounding our amazing technology– a groundbreaking form of water-protective nanotechnology that can be applied to virtually anything, making whatever it’s applied to able to stand up to the harmful effects water, and other liquids. We have taught you about the difference between water resistant, water repellent, and waterproof, we have gone over some of the science behind what causes water damage, and we have even educated you about some of the crazy things people do while trying to save their phones from water damage. One thing we have not done, however, is tell you what nanotechnology is, or how it works.

Nanotechnology, made up of the word “nano,” which literally means very small, is the science of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale. To give you an idea of just how small we are talking about, a nanometer is measured to be about one-billionth of a meter long- that is so small that anything measured in nanometers can only be seen under a very powerful atomic force microscope.

Where Did the Term Nanotechnology Come From?

For a long time, the science of nanotechnology didn’t really exist. The idea was suggested as early as the 1950’s, but it wasn’t until a 1974 Tokyo University of Science Professor, Norio Taniguchi, used the term nanotechnology in a paper that is was first really defined. In the 1980’s, the term nanotechnology was popularized by American engineer Dr. Kim Eric Erexler, who promoted the significance of nanotechnology further through a series of discussions and books.

What is Nanotechnology Used for Now?

Nanotechnology is sometimes referred to as an “all-purpose technology” because it has come to have an impact on almost nearly every conceivable industry and on every area of society. Nanotechnology is used in food, medicine, electronics… You name it. Those who work in the fields of nanotechnology are on a constant quest to innovate new products, as well as improve existing products by creating smaller components and better performance materials, all at a lower cost for both manufacturers and consumers.

How Does HzO Fit In?

HzO’s WaterBlock nanotechnology utilizes a unique vacuum deposition application method to deposit a thin layer of chemically bonded, non-toxic, proprietary material directly onto the important electronic components of the electronic device- leaving the device aesthetics uncompromised, unchanged, and in perfect working condition. This method allows for water to permeate the entire device, while leaving the device fully functional before, during, and after brief and even prolonged periods of water exposure. Just like the nanotechnology industry, the numbers of industries that our technology could stretch across are limitless and we will continue to develop new ways to apply it to improve the devices you love and depend on every single day.

For more information on our amazing WaterBlock technology, please watch the video, “How WaterBlock Works,” below, or visit our website at www.HzOinside.com!


Ryan Moore

Ryan is a 9-year veteran to the world of protecting electronics from harsh environments and a lover of all things technology.

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