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The scale of Nanotechnology is a general term identified from relate to objects from 1 to 100 nm. Thus a nanosecond is one-billionth of one second; a nanometre (nm) is one-billionth of one metre, and so on. Objects classified as having something to do with Nanotechnology are larger than atoms but much smaller than we can perceive directly with our senses.

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It’s hard to explain how small objects are at this level; it might help imagine it as small as a virus or compare with other objects well-known.

  • The nanoscale is usually characterised fibres less than 100 nm in diameter
  • film’s thickness less than 100 nm
  • One nanometre is about 1/80,000 of human hair. It is approximately a tennis or football compared to earth
  • one nanometre is as small as your nail grows in one second

Nanotechnology in The Fashion Industry Series

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