Definitions

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  • adjective Relating to or occurring on a scale of nanometers, especially relating to items that typically measure between 0.1 and 100 nanometers long.

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  • adjective On a scale measured in nanometers
  • noun A measuring tool with gradations in nanometers.
  • noun The scale of nanotechnology.

Etymologies

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nano- +‎ scale

Examples

  • However, after Rice University professors Robert Curl and Richard Smalley won the Nobel Prize (with Harold Kroto of the University of Sussex) for the discovery of buckminsterfullerene, Rice started a major research effort in nanoscale science and technology.

    MIND MELD: Interesting Areas of Scientific Research

  • Penn engineers design computer memory in nanoscale form that retrieves data 1,000 times faster

    September 17th, 2007

  • Instead of trying to encapsulate drugs in nanoscale containers, she decided to create a nanoparticle that had a large number of surface sites where drug molecules could be attached.

    Nanoparticle Drug Delivery System | Impact Lab

  • These feet covered in nanoscale fibers depending from thicker hairs, and the overall bundle is small enough that the van de Waals force -- "an interesting form of adhesion is that, unlike many glues, the surrounding environment does not affect it" -- creates a very high degree of waterproof, grease-proof, dirt-proof stickiness.

    Boing Boing: April 25, 2004 - May 1, 2004 Archives

  • Defects, cracks and other phenomena that influence material strength and wear at macroscopic scales are less important at the nanoscale, which is why nanowires can, for example, show higher strengths than bulk samples.

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • Defects, cracks and other phenomena that influence material strength and wear at macroscopic scales are less important at the nanoscale, which is why nanowires can, for example, show higher strengths than bulk samples.

    Science Blog

  • The study of the transport of information or molecules at the nanoscale is a very promising field of research and could be involved in the development of new devices in the future by many companies.

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  • Defects, cracks and other phenomena that influence material strength and wear at macroscopic scales are less important at the nanoscale, which is why nanowires can, for example, show higher strengths than bulk samples.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • The study of the transport of information or molecules at the nanoscale is a very promising field of research and could be involved in the development of new devices in the future by many companies.

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  • The study of the transport of information or molecules at the nanoscale is a very promising field of research and could be involved in the development of new devices in the future by many companies.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

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