Nanotechnology: Big Things from a Tiny World.

Subject Area:
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Author: National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
Publication Date: Mar. 16 2018

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Nanotechnology: Big Things from a Tiny World provides a general overview or nanotechnology and how it is used today.

 


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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