Nanobiotechnology, Report of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Workshop

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Reports
Author: National Nanotechnology Initiative
Publication Date: Oct. 11 2003

Description:

Report of a workshop seeking research community input on NNI research at the intersection of nanoscale science and technology and biology, held October 9-11, 2003.

This NNI report includes a particular focus on biomedical applications of nanotechnology.  The meeting was jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and—through the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office – other member agencies of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee.


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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