from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lattice-shaped arrangement of structures with sizes in the nanometer range, such as quantum dots.

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  • noun Any material whose crystal structure is measured in nanometers; an individual crystal in such a material


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  • In 2002, one company was manufacturing self-cleaning window glass; another made a nanocrystal wound dressing with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties.

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  • A new imaging technique developed by researchers at the University of Illinois overcomes the limit of diffraction and can reveal the atomic structure of a single nanocrystal with a resolution of less than one angstrom (less than one hundred-millionth of a centimeter).


  • A couple of weeks ago and again last week, Wired featured a nanocrystal that can absorb carbon dioxide.

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  • We conclude that the vast majority of the nanocrystal magnetites present in the carbonate disks could not have formed by any of the currently proposed thermal decomposition scenarios.

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  • A couple of weeks ago and again last week, Wired featured a nanocrystal that can absorb carbon dioxide.

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  • Their findings represent a key step towards the fabrication of functional nanocrystal-based devices and circuits.

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  • I shouldn't think it would be anything like as effective as the Egyptian nanocrystal dye because the recipe sounds like it would just be a surface pigment like modern hair dye, rather than forming by a chemical reaction right in the hair microstructure.

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  • A QCA is an atom or an ion (atom with an electric charge) trapped within a "nanocrystal cage" (a tiny cage made from the atoms of a semiconductor).

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  • But at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif., windows are the focus of some cutting-edge research in nanocrystal technology.


  • At the lab's Molecular Foundry, Delia Milliron is developing a smart window that can change based on the weather with the help of nanocrystal technology.



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