nanometer


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

nanometer

 (nm) [nan´o-me″ter]
one billionth (10−9) of a meter.

na·nom·e·ter (nm),

(nă-nom'ĕ-tĕr),
One billionth of a meter (10-9 m).

nanometer

/nano·me·ter/ (nm) (nan´o-me″ter) one billionth (10−9) of a meter.

nanometer (nm)

[nan′əmē′tər]
Etymology: Gk, nanos + metron, measure
a unit of length equal to one billionth of a meter.

na·nom·e·ter

(nm) (nanŏ-mē-tĕr)
One billionth of a meter (10-9 m).
Synonym(s): nanometre.

nanometer (nm) (naˈ·n·mēˑ·ter),

n a metric unit of measure defined as one billionth of a meter (0.000000001 or 10).

na·nom·e·ter

(nm) (nanŏ-mē-tĕr)
One billionth of a meter (10-9 m).
Synonym(s): nanometre.

nanometer (nm) (nan´əmē´tər),

n a billionth of a meter (109 meter). This term is now preferred over millimicron.

nanometer

a unit of linear measure or wave length equal to one-thousand-millionth (10−9) of a meter; nm; millimicron.
References in periodicals archive ?
Table III-2-1 Current research units about Nanometer grade TiO2
Table III-2-2 Characteristics in nanometer grade TiO2 production technology
Yield fallout due to process variability is a problem that both semiconductor manufacturers and designers must contend with in sub-100 nanometer process technologies.
We evaluated the Cadence Encounter GXL technologies over the past six months and have been intensively incorporating its new global synthesis and physical implementation technologies into our new reference design flow for 65 nanometers.
The honeycomb holds tiny cylinders of air, measuring 240 nanometers across.
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.
We call them one-dimensional nanowires because they're small wires, only a few tens of nanometers thick, and because they're nearly one-dimensional structures," says Whitney.
Already this process has produced glass arrays that pack 30 billion channels, each 33 nanometers in diameter, into a square centimeter of glass, says Ronald J.
Today, it is generally perceived that sub-25 nanometers is the limit to maximizing the efficiency of the silicon base.
The medium-sized tier, two sheets thick, has a square hole measuring 500 nanometers per side.