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Nanoparticles 'safe for soil bugs'

Nanoparticles 'safe for soil bugs'

作者:支鸲糠  时间:2019-03-01 03:03:01  人气:

AT LAST, some good press for nanomaterials. Ronald Turco at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and his colleagues have found that fullerenes, nanoscale carbon spheres, do not harm microbes when released into the soil. Their study is the first of its kind to focus on soil microbes, which play a key role in recycling nutrients used by plants (Environmental Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1021/es061953l). “The early evidence suggests nanomaterials, at least fullerenes, are being absorbed by the soil and are not a problem,