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These are different types of nanomaterials, named for their individual shapes and dimensions. Think of these simply as objects with one or more dimension at the nanoscale.
Nanoparticles are bits of a material in which all three dimensions of the object are within the nanoscale. Nanotubes have a diameter in the nanoscale, but can be several hundred nanometers long—or even longer. Nanoplates have a thickness at the nanoscale, but their other two dimensions can be quite large.
Stay tuned for the next cycle of the EnvisioNano contest. Winning images will be showcased on Nano.gov and displayed at TechConnect World Innovation 2015.
The NNI is hosting a video contest for graduate students in the United States. Submit videos that demonstrate how your nanotechnology research will bring solutions to real-world problems.
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