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  • n. Plural form of nanometer.

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Examples

  • Measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter, the scale of the manufacturing has become so small that researchers say they may be within a couple of years of a technological wall - the point at which building smaller or more efficient chips becomes impractical due to power constraints and the physical limits of how close silicon atoms can be placed to each other and still behave as required.

    In Albany, a boom based on microchips

  • The tremendous accomplishment allows Intel to squeeze features on each chip down to 45 nanometers from the current standard of 65 nanometers.

    Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2007 « Isegoria

  • Along with the common name and/or acronym for each fluorescent protein, the peak absorption and emission wavelengths (given in nanometers), molar extinction coefficient, quantum yield, relative brightness, and in vivo structural associations are listed.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • It looks similar to the CD-ROM on the left, but the scale is in nanometers instead of micrometers.

    Boing Boing: September 1, 2002 - September 7, 2002 Archives

  • At the molecular level, scientists measure size in nanometers (nm), that’s one billionth of a meter!

    Photogenic Molecules

  • Stellacci and his team have varied a key imaging parameter: they cause the point to vibrate only a few nanometers (as opposed to tens to hundred of nanometers, which is typical).

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • When it is nanosize-between one and 100 nanometers, which is smaller than many viruses (a nanometer is one billionth of a meter) - silver is even more effective at killing microbes.

    Scientific American

  • The scientists measured that individual CNCSs had a base diameter of about 200 nanometers and a length/height of a few hundred nanometers, which is smaller than the wavelength of visible light.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • Stellacci and his team have varied a key imaging parameter: They cause the point to vibrate only a few nanometers (as opposed to tens to hundred of nanometers, which is typical).

    Nano Tech Wire

  • That means it is engineered to move less than 32 nanometers, which is 1 / 10,000 the diameter of a human hair in the extreme cold of space.

    Spaceflight Now

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