What's interesting about materials on the Nano scale — contrary to popular
belief is that size really does matter. That's because when familiar materials are
reduced to Nano proportions, they begin to develop odd properties. For
example, plastics can conduct electricity, gold particles can appear red or green
and solids can turn into liquids almost spontaneously at room temperature.
While not all matter is subject to change, the manipulation of such Nano change
is a cornerstone of nanotechnology research.
At the Nano scale, substances may behave differently or better compared to the same substances at macro sizes.