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"Renaissance potters were nanotechnologists"

Renaissance potters were nanotechnologists
trefwoorden: ItaliŽ - pottenbakkers - chemie - 15e eeuw
Chemical secrets of 15th century Italian potters revealed.
Artisans glazing pots in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Umbria were practising an early form of nanotechnology. Italian researchers have now revealed the full sophistication of this process.
Coloured glazes in pottery samples from the Umbrian town of Deruta exploit the reflective properties of minute metal grains to give them a rich lustre. Bruno Brunetti of the University of Perugia and colleagues find that the manufacture of these glazes required great chemical skill.

Lees verder bij: Nature (30 juni 2003)