Definition of nanostructure in English:

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nanostructure

Pronunciation: /ˈnanəˌstrəkCHər/ Pronunciation: /ˈnā-/

noun

A structure, especially a semiconductor device, that has dimensions of only a few nanometers.
Example sentences
  • The combination of the tightly bound micelle nanostructures and the microscale globules is what gives the silk its strength.
  • The number of observed nanostructures reduces when the concentration is below 0.1 mg/ml.
  • Our group has recently been developing synthetic nanostructures as fluorescent biosensors to be used with fiber-optic probes for cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Syllabification: nan·o·struc·ture

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