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Synonyms for nanometer

a metric unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter

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However, in 2012 industry will introduce silicon-based 3-D transistors having a gate length of 22 nanometers.
The researchers identified the most stable candidate--a configuration of 611 atoms that measures 3.1 nanometers in diameter, as it turned out--and calculated that it would be efficient at stripping electrons from hydrogen atoms in a fuel cell.
"This will aid research in hard disk drives where the magnetic bits of data on the surface of the disk are currently only 15 nanometers in size," said Eric Fullerton, a co-author of the paper and director of UC San Diego's Center for Magnetic Recording Research.
Jiang stressed during the symposium that TSMC's 20 nanometer technology will boast better chip performance/cost ratio than 22 nanometer technology.
For example, metals developed at the nanometer scale may have fewer defects and could lead to stronger materials for construction.
recently shrunk circuit geometry on some chips to 55 nanometer from 90 nanometer and contracted TSMC to make the chips using the updated process.
Its diameter is about 0.1 nanometer, or a millionth the width of a human hair.
The resulting tubular molecules are roughly a nanometer in diameter and can be many micrometers long.
"This is the first time, I believe, that people have observed on the nanometer scale the disruption of spin injection," LaBella says.
Our process also allows us to produce extremely small nanoparticles, about 12 nanometers in diameter." One nanometer is a billionth of a meter.
Conventional lithography techniques don't work well at that scale, so the researchers turned to carbon nanotubes, hollow cylindrical tubes with diameters as small as 1 nanometer.
Nanoscience is the study of structures and materials on the scale of nanometers. To give you an idea of how long a nanometer is, this printed page is about 75,000 nanometers thick.
Korean electronics firm Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said that it has begun mass producing its six gigabit low-power double data rate 3 (LPDDR3) mobile DRAM based on advanced 20 nanometer process technology.