Nanostructure



noun, adjective

an extremely small device, material, or particle, as the technology on a semiconductor chip
Examples

The team’s goal is to design materials for nanostructure computer components.
Word Origin

nano- + structure

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    [nan-uh-tek-nol-uh-jee, ney-nuh‐] /ˈnæn ə tɛkˌnɒl ə dʒi, ˈneɪ nə‐/ noun 1. a technology executed on the scale of less than 100 nanometers, the goal of which is to control individual atoms and molecules, especially to create computer chips and other microscopic devices. /ˌnænəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. a branch of technology dealing with the manufacture of objects […]

  • Nanotube

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    [nan-uh-tes-luh, ney-nuh‐] /ˈnæn əˌtɛs lə, ˈneɪ nə‐/ noun, plural nanoteslas. 1. one billionth of a tesla.

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