nanoscale

adjective
nano·scale | \ˈna-nə-ˌskāl, ˈna-nō-\

Definition of nanoscale 

: having dimensions measured in nanometers

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Knowing the nanoscale structure of the egg could lead to new types of materials, says Lara Estroff, a Cornell engineer who was not involved in the study, Hamers reports. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "How Do Tiny Chicks Crack Out of Their Eggs?," 5 Apr. 2018 Now human engineers are learning to design and synthesize novel biochemical devices such as nanoscale factories, biological circuits and even molecular computers. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, "Programming a DNA Clock," 21 Feb. 2018 Jihad, who had a cancer scare in 2013, is studying biomolecular science at New York University and has worked in a lab to develop breast cancer treatments using magnetic, nanoscale particles. Washington Post, "Scholarship for Muslim women honors pioneering scientist," 10 Dec. 2017 But as Daniel Akst reports for The Wall Street Journal, a group of scientists has a possible solution: Take that e-waste, freeze it and smash it into nanoscale pieces. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, "Scientists Want to Freeze and Pulverize Your Old Computers," 18 Apr. 2017 By reinforcing the rigid crystalline structures in an elastic polyurethane with thin, flat, nanoscale clay platelets, researchers produced a material that is 20 times as stiff, 4 times as tough, and can handle temperatures more than twice as high. Mark Durham, WIRED, "Nanotech Polymers Could Lead to Ultralight Car Parts," 30 Jan. 2007 But as Daniel Akst reports for The Wall Street Journal, a group of scientists has a possible solution: Take that e-waste, freeze it and smash it into nanoscale pieces. Marissa Fessenden, Smithsonian, "Scientists Want to Freeze and Pulverize Your Old Computers," 18 Apr. 2017 The group previously worked in research areas like quantum dots, nanoscale structures now used in television displays to produce precise colors, and optoelectronics, a field that explores the use of lasers in electronic circuits. John Markoff, New York Times, "An Error Leads to a New Way to Draw, and Erase, Computing Circuits OCT. 9, 2015," 5 June 2016

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nanoscale

adjective
nano·scale | \-ˌskāl \

Medical Definition of nanoscale 

: having dimensions measured in nanometers nanoscale macromolecular structures

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