NNI Supplement to the President's 2011 Budget

Subject Area:
NNI Budget
Author: NNI/NSET
Publication Date: Feb. 2 2010

Description:

Nanotechnology Fact

A nanometer is one billionth of a meter. (A meter is 39.37 inches, or slightly longer than one yard.) The prefix “nano” means “one billionth”, or 10-9, in the international system for units of weights and measure. The abbreviation for nanometer is "nm."

For visual examples of the size of the nanoscale, see The Size of Nano.

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