Definition of nanoscopic in English:

nanoscopic

adjective

  • 1

    another term for nanoscale
    • ‘He and his collaborators describe the mat-making process and the mats' strength, flexibility, and nanoscopic structure.’
    • ‘The team has now used this property of single DNA strands to link together nanoscopic gold particles.’
    • ‘We therefore studied the effect of the presence of this anionic lipid species on the structure of the films at the nanoscopic level.’
    • ‘Assembling a machine sounds straightforward, but what if the components of that machine are nanoscopic?’
    • ‘Nanoscopic gold spheres can be reversibly bound to DNA strands.’
    • ‘It has been found in both artificial and biological membrane systems that domains may form on nanoscopic to microscopic length scales.’
    • ‘This involves filling millions of tiny nanoscopic holes in a centimeter-sized plastic or ceramic template with a solution that contains the chemical components that make up the electrode.’
    • ‘The result is the formation of nanoscopic particles of metallic mercury, which completely absorb light and show up as black spots.’
    • ‘Previously, we demonstrated in the laboratory how some rare earth metals naturally form themselves into nanoscopic parallel wires when they react chemically with a silicon substrate.’
    • ‘By the end of the novel, humanity has discovered an infinite number of universes bordering ours via nanoscopic wormholes whose mouths form subatomic particles.’
    • ‘Ultimately, confining logical molecules in layers or three-dimensional lattices of nanoscopic bubbles might allow a true molecular computer to be built.’
    • ‘Here we report the coexistence of microscopic and nanoscopic domains and quantitative analyses of nanoscopic domains, as small as ~ 25 nm.’
    • ‘Step edges are nanoscopic surface irregularities, minute rises from the suface level.’
    • ‘Researchers have now begun to overcome this challenge: there are three "stops" on the route of their new nanoscopic "tram" made of DNA.’
    • ‘Nanoscopic wires grown in gold may be the world's smallest solenoids, according to new theoretical analysis of the structures.’
    • ‘The system uses magnetic fields created in a series of millions of nanoscopic power rails rather than electric charges to store memory.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, if confirmed experimentally, the solenoids add yet another tiny component to the list of nanoscopic electronic parts (resistors, transistors, capacitors) needed to construct highly miniaturized circuits and machines.’
    1. 1.1 Extremely small.
      ‘his comment contains a nanoscopic grain of truth’
      • ‘Our lens is even more microscopic or nanoscopic: A single word might become a big point and require a chunk of class time.’
      • ‘His comment actually contains a nanoscopic grain of truth.’

Pronunciation

nanoscopic

/ˌnanə(ʊ)ˈskɒpɪk/