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nanometre

(unit)
10^-9 metres; one thousand millionth part of a metre.

The wavelength of visible light and dimensions in nanotechnology are typically measured in nanometres.
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The honeycomb holds tiny cylinders of air, measuring 240 nanometers across.
Other minuscule machines might use nanojets to insert genes into cells or to lay down wires only a few nanometers wide in electronic circuits.
So we have to quickly freeze the cells to about 20 [kelvins], to keep all of the ions in their normal positions, then cut sections about 100 nanometers thick.
Hwang said that Samsung is presenting two papers on 3D silicon wire technology at the IEDM 2006 technology sessions that represent critical advancements in enabling ultra-fine process technology with a wire diameter of five nanometers.
Then, using a slightly wider beam of 360 nanometers, they performed a Laue diffraction on a tiny crystal.
When a microtubule forms, its individual protein units line up in such a way that a binding site for kinesin appears every 8 nanometers - exactly the distance Block's group has measured between steps.
The tracks ranged in width from 30 to 200 nanometers.
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Then the Brookhaven group noticed that exposure to a wavelength of 365 nanometers -- the UV-A used in black lights -- resulted in tumors in 38 of the 85 fish tested.
He and his colleagues have made microscopic tubules ranging from less than 10 nanometers to more than 100 nanometers long, as well as cages of various sizes, they report in the Dec.
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