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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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The smallest, most efficient laser yet, a nanoscale device that consumes just I microwatt of power, could one day be a component of faster computers.
This micro-fluidic nanoscale device, currently configured for LC-MS applications, integrates all of the conventional nanocolumn LC system "plumbing"--packed enrichment and analytical columns, frits, filters, connections and nanospray MS emitter--on a credit-card-sized biocompatible, solvent- and pH-resistant polyimide substrate (Figure 1).
In addition to replacing inorganic semiconductors in more or less conventional device architectures, organic systems also are of interest in the more speculative, and potentially more revolutionary area of "molecular electronics." Here, it is envisioned that the non-linear characteristics of individual molecules, or small ensembles, will provide the required device functionality, allowing low-cost chemical synthetic methods to, at least partially, replace multibillion dollar semiconductor fabrication lines in the production of nanoscale device structures.
The slope of the I-V (current-voltage) curve for a nanoscale device may not be a fundamental constant of the material.