Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or occurring on a scale of nanometers.

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  • adj. On a scale measured in nanometers
  • n. A measuring tool with gradations in nanometers.
  • n. The scale of nanotechnology.

Etymologies

nano- +‎ scale (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • However, after Rice University professors Robert Curl and Richard Smalley won the Nobel Prize (with Harold Kroto of the University of Sussex) for the discovery of buckminsterfullerene, Rice started a major research effort in nanoscale science and technology.

    MIND MELD: Interesting Areas of Scientific Research

  • Penn engineers design computer memory in nanoscale form that retrieves data 1,000 times faster

    September 17th, 2007

  • Instead of trying to encapsulate drugs in nanoscale containers, she decided to create a nanoparticle that had a large number of surface sites where drug molecules could be attached.

    Nanoparticle Drug Delivery System | Impact Lab

  • These feet covered in nanoscale fibers depending from thicker hairs, and the overall bundle is small enough that the van de Waals force -- "an interesting form of adhesion is that, unlike many glues, the surrounding environment does not affect it" -- creates a very high degree of waterproof, grease-proof, dirt-proof stickiness.

    Boing Boing: April 25, 2004 - May 1, 2004 Archives

  • The study of the transport of information or molecules at the nanoscale is a very promising field of research and could be involved in the development of new devices in the future by many companies.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • Defects, cracks and other phenomena that influence material strength and wear at macroscopic scales are less important at the nanoscale, which is why nanowires can, for example, show higher strengths than bulk samples.

    Science Blog

  • Three major sub-themes provide the focus for investment, namely nanoscale materials, structured metamaterials and photonic materials.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • But manipulation of things at the "nanoscale" has taken on a lot of baggage.

    Running Out of Room at the Bottom

  • And another Harvard team has developed nanoscale fibers that are thinner than the wavelengths of light they carry which may have applications in ever-shrinking medical products and tiny photonics equipment such as nanoscale laser systems, tools for communications and sensors.

    Boing Boing: December 14, 2003 - December 20, 2003 Archives

  • UWM Research Foundation for intellectual property that the company will use to develop tiny "nanoscale" products and devices, according to a UWM statement Tuesday.

    Jacksonville Business News - Local Jacksonville News | Jacksonville Business Journal

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