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The science and technology of nanoscale devices and materials, such as electronic circuits, constructed using single atoms and molecules.

nan′o·tech·nol′o·gist n.
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(ˌnænəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ) or


a branch of technology dealing with the manufacture of objects with dimensions of less than 100 nanometres and the manipulation of individual molecules and atoms
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(ˈnæn ə tɛkˌnɒl ə dʒi, ˈneɪ nə-)
a technology executed on the scale of less than 100 nanometers, the goal of which is to control individual atoms and molecules, esp. to create computer chips and other microscopic devices.
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Noun1.nanotechnology - the branch of engineering that deals with things smaller than 100 nanometers (especially with the manipulation of individual molecules)
applied science, engineering science, technology, engineering - the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"
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[ˌnænəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒi] nnanotechnologie f
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Movement of nanofluid due to stretching/shrinking sheet is very important in the area of industrial requirement via paper production, plastic sheets, metal spinning, glass blowing, drawing plastic films, etc.
When added to viscoelastic polydimethylsiloxane non-Newtonian nanofluid flowing around a vertical cone, the fluid's heat transfer increased.
For preparation of homogeneous nanofluid, the iron (III) oxide nanoparticles were stabilized with polyacrylic acid (PAA) (Sigma Aldrich Co.), according to the procedure proposed by Golzar et al.
Hamad (2011) studied free convective flow of a nanofluid over a linearly stretching sheet in the presence of magnetic field.
One of the ways to enhance heat transfer is to employ porous media with and without nanofluid. Porous media is a material containing pores such as metals and oxides.
Moreover, the stability of nanofluid has not been assessed quantitatively in the studies made so far.
Three years later, Khan and Aziz [6] submitted a study on the flow of nanofluid between parallel plates due to natural convection.
From the stock nanofluid, samples of concentration fcs were obtained, where f = 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, ***, by diluting aliquots of the stock colloid (f = 1) with double distilled water.
Although many researchers have reviewed lots of measured experimental data and demonstrated that particle shape plays an important role on convective heat transfer characteristic of nanofluids [10, 11], few models can be found in literatures proposed for nanofluid flow containing nonspherical nanoparticles.
OF-TWC technique can be applied to determine the thermal wavelength of nanofluid using only two involved cavity lengths.
To cope with this problem, nanofluid as a heat transfer fluid has been introduced.