Nanotechnology and the Enviroment: NNI Workshop Report (2003)

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Reports
Author: NNI/NSET
Publication Date: May. 8 2003

Description:

Report of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Workshop 'Nanotechnology and the Environment,' held May 8-9, 2003.


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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