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

  • noun An object of nanoscale proportions.
  • noun The structure of such an object.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any manufactured structure having a scale between molecular and microscopic.


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  • “Beautiful pictures of nanostructures capture the imagination, but if a picture is worth 1,000 words, then a table, filled with accurate atomic coordinates, is worth 1,000 pictures,” says Simon Billinge, who studies what he has dubbed the nanostructure problem at Columbia University and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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  • The now world famous lithium iron phosphate owes some of its glamour to the chemists that were able to nanostructure it.

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  • Blueprint of the nanostructure containing the bump in the gold carpet and tailored invisibility cloaking structure underneath.

    New Cloaking Device Hides Objects in Three Dimensions | Universe Today

  • The now world famous lithium iron phosphate owes some of its glamour to the chemists that were able to nanostructure it.

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  • One group of engineers at MIT is focusing its work on the nanostructure of concrete, the world's most widely used material.

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  • The new system is based on living diatoms, which are extremely small, single-celled algae, which already have shells with the nanostructure that is needed.

    Ancient Diatoms Lead To New Technology For Solar Energy | Impact Lab

  • Termed a plasmonic laser antenna, the design consists of a metallic nanostructure, known as an optical antenna, integrated onto the facet of a commercial semiconductor laser.

    Scientists Demonstrate Laser Nanoantenna | Impact Lab

  • Later, after his death, materials scientists would honor him by naming the nanostructure of a particular carbon molecule buckminterfullerene because its shaped resembled the geodesic dome.

    It’s Bucky’s World And We’re Just Living In It

  • A peptide-based neuro-suppressor is embedded in the advance's nanostructure, inflicting instant organ failure on those who attempt to upload it to the HiveMind.

    What Will They Think of Next? Record Labels' Ridiculous Antileak Tech.

  • Instead of employing the traditional trial-and-error method of self-assembly that is used by nanotechnologists and which is found in nature, Torquato and his colleagues start with an exact blueprint of the nanostructure they want to build.

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