Nanotechnology-Enabled Sensing Workshop Report (2009)

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Reports
Author: National Nanotechnology Initiative
Publication Date: May. 7 2009

Description:

Nanotechnology holds the potential to enable a new generation of high-density, multianalyte sensors to fill the rising demand for highly selective, highly sensitive smart sensor systems capable of simultaneously detecting multiple species.  Organizers of this NNI workshop chose to focus on nanotechnology-enabled signal transducers and the insertion of these sensing elements into sensor systems.


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 measures. The abbreviation for nanometer is "nm."

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

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