Recent Examples of nanometer from the Web
The new machines are so tiny, at just a nanometer wide, that 50,000 of them could be lined up across the width of a human hair.
The process lasted only a fraction of a second, and the diamonds were no bigger than a nanometer in length.
Almost any body fluid will fluoresce at 454 nanometers, but in this case the fluid is semen—though not from the original crime; that was all removed in swatches for evidence.
But difficulties working with the material have meant that, for optimal performance, nanotube transistors have to be even larger than current silicon transistors, which are about 100 nanometers across.
So scientists have been experimenting with carbon nanotubes, rolled-up sheets of carbon atoms just 1 nanometer, or a billionth of a meter, in diameter.
Its adhesive uses flaps that are about 40 micrometers (millionths of a meter) wide, whereas geckos rely on structures that are about 200 nanometers (billionths of a meter) wide.
In the middle of the spectrum resides the color green, at around 555 nanometers.
Most of today's high-end chips sport 10 nanometer transistors.
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Origin and Etymology of nanometer
First Known Use: 1963See Words from the same year
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