Aalto University in Finland scientists have produced a new range of anticancer nanomaterials inspired by volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The process involves creating synthesized zinc peroxide nanoparticles.

The Finnish researchers have successfully simulating the volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean in order to generate nanoclusters of zinc peroxide. The environmentally friendly technology leads to the production of zinc peroxide nanoparticles that can be utilized for cancer therapy.

The science behind the production of the nanoclusters is called the Leidenfrost effect. The Leidenfrost effect refers to a physical phenomenon whereby a liquid, placed in near contact with a mass significantly hotter than the liquid’s boiling point, generates an insulating vapor layer that keeps the liquid from boiling rapidly. Repulsive forces lead to droplets hovering over the surface instead of making physical contact with it.

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