nano·​scale | \ ˈna-nə-ˌskāl How to pronounce nanoscale (audio) , ˈna-nō- \

Definition of nanoscale

: having dimensions measured in nanometers

Examples of nanoscale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His large and interdisciplinary group is interested in developing 'personalized' solutions that utilize micro- and nanoscale technologies to enable a range of therapies for organ failure, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Stephen Ibaraki, Forbes, 13 May 2022 In a new study, silkworms were fed nanoscale crystals called quantum dots that gave the insects' bodies, silk, eggs and cocoons a rosy glow under ultraviolet light, reports Alex Wilkins for New Scientist. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Mar. 2022 To look for MZMs, researchers generally apply a voltage to nanoscale wires made of semiconducting material connected to a superconductor. Quanta Magazine, 29 Sep. 2021 Ordinarily, nanoscale magnets must be supercooled to temperatures as low as –320 degrees Fahrenheit to maintain magnetic fields. Joanna Thompson, Scientific American, 18 Oct. 2021 These relationships were purely theoretical until this spring, when the experimental physicist Natalia Ares and her team at the University of Oxford reported measurements of a nanoscale clock that strongly support the new thermodynamic theory. Quanta Magazine, 31 Aug. 2021 This method of temperature control uses nanoscale radiative heat transfer, and is part of a budding effort to apply nanotechnology to global challenges such as climate change. Lindsey Mcginnis, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 July 2021 Even the symbolic stuff is instantiated in some material form or the other, whether as ink on pages or electrical charges in nanoscale pieces of silicon. Scientific American, 13 May 2021 The latter’s interest stems from the intricate nanoscale protein structures that are layered within the wings: their shapes act like prisms, reflecting a stunning cerulean color. Meg Wilcox, Scientific American, 13 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of nanoscale

1986, in the meaning defined above

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“Nanoscale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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Medical Definition of nanoscale

: having dimensions measured in nanometers nanoscale macromolecular structures

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