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  • adjective Having a size measured in nanometers; nanoscale


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nano- +‎ size


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  • "There are things we've been using for a long time which contain nanosize components, like the lasers in DVD and CD players," says Milo Shaffer, head of the London Centre for Nanotechnology.

    Nanotechnology in everyday life 2011

  • So far Pumpkin has sold around 280 nanosatellite kits, a nanosize business compared with the $13.5 billion market for large satellites built by giants like Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

    Nanosatellites Take Off Andy Greenberg 2010

  • “I would say this is a breakthrough in the way nanosize light sources are made,” says Stefan Bernhard, a chemistry professor at Princeton University.

    Nano Light Bulbs for Your Shirt | Impact Lab 2007

  • Because even the tiniest battery is too big to be used in nanoscale devices, scientists are exploring nanosize systems that can salvage energy from the environment.

    Speedlinking 9/27/07 William Harryman 2007

  • ~ Nanoscale Printing Has Big Implications for Science and Technology -- "Researchers from IBM's Zurich Research Lab and Switzerland's ETH Zurich science and technology university today announced the development of a dramatic new printing process that can manipulate nanosize particles to create larger images."

    Speedlinking 9/11/07 William Harryman 2007

  • Thomas provided $1 million in seed funding, enough to enable them to turn lab bench experiments into a process that could churn out big batches of nanosize-particle powders.

    What It Takes To Succeed 2006

  • The hot spots that burned beneath the rubble for three months were hotter than the boiling point of iron and created nanosize particles that were found in large quantities in the smoke rising from the pile.

    Wake Up From Your Slumber - The Truth Will Set You Free 2010

  • But he believes any higher-temperature ferromagnetism may be caused by nanosize clumps of material precipitating out of the compound.

    IEEE Spectrum 2010

  • The hybrid X-ray/optical imaging system relies on nanosize phosphors - imaging markers that convert X-ray energy to light.

    RedOrbit News - Technology 2010

  • When it is nanosize-between one and 100 nanometers, which is smaller than many viruses (a nanometer is one billionth of a meter) - silver is even more effective at killing microbes.

    Scientific American 2010


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