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micrometre

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌmiːtə)
n
(Units) a unit of length equal to 10–6 metre. Symbol: μm Former name: micron
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The thin-film device, comprising electrodes on a plastic foil, is about 1.9 micrometres thick, a tenth the size of the thinnest solar cells currently available, the researchers said.
But the heat engine that measures only a few micrometres splutters because of the thermal motions of the smallest particles, which interfere with its running.
They created a polymer whose external structure is 100 micrometres-high pillars, topped by a thin 40 micrometres wide discs, upon which tiny mushroom-shapes sit.