Definition of nanomaterial in US English:

nanomaterial

noun

  • A material having particles or constituents of nanoscale dimensions, or one that is produced by nanotechnology.

    • ‘A biofunctional nanomaterial can be a biosurface one.’
    • ‘To transform the ammonia borane to a nanomaterial, scientists dissolve the solid compound in a solvent and then add the solution to the mesoporous support material.’
    • ‘Researchers picked fullerenes, molecules composed of 60 carbon atoms, as their model carbon-based nanomaterial.’
    • ‘Thus, each nanomaterial may behave differently.’
    • ‘By the time it's in a coating, it no longer exists as a nanomaterial.’
    • ‘This nanomaterial imitates the external wrapping of the AIDS virus and it can potentially be used to inhibit its entering the cell.’
    • ‘Today nanomaterial is built from a macro to a micro scale.’
    • ‘In composites, nanomaterials can improve the strength, heat resistance, corrosion resistance, and other properties of materials.’
    • ‘A biofunctional nanomaterial is one with nanometric dimensions and that biofunctions in order to fulfil a biological function.’
    • ‘The objective of the project is to demonstrate that quantum dots can be used to produce an improved thermoelectric nanomaterial by engineering thermal and electronic properties to achieve increased fficiencies.’
    • ‘The normal operations risks associated with plastics and petroleum refining were greater than those for any nanomaterial.’
    • ‘The company will work to develop an advanced thermoelectric nanomaterial that, because of its improved efficiencies, could offer significant cost and performance benefits for both military and commercial applications.’

Pronunciation

nanomaterial

/ˈnænoʊməˌtɪriəl//ˈnanōməˌtirēəl/