NSI White Paper: Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond

Subject Area:
NNI Publications and Reports
Author: NSTC Commitee on Technology, Subcommitee of Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET)
Publication Date: Jul. 1 2010


This official NSTC White Paper details the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI) on Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond.

Participating agencies include:NSF, DOD, NIST, DOE, and IC.

Click here to view the NSI Nanoelectronics page.

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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