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(Science: unit) A metric unit of length measurement.

1x10 exp-9 metres or 0.000000001 metres, 4x10 exp-8 inches or 0.00000004 inches about 10 average atoms in a lattice.

Abbreviation: nm

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The Fiber Disease

... circulates around a ring-shaped circuit made from microscopic aluminum wire. There are two breaks in the loop, each bridged by wires just 60 nanometres wide and made from the semiconductor indium arsenide .(TOLD YA!) At very low temperatures the aluminum becomes superconducting and the current ...

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West Nile Virus Paper (it's finish already)

... angstroms wide. The West Nile virus resembles the dengue fever virus in structure, but their surface proteins differ. The virus is between 40-60 nanometres long. This is large enough to appear in an electron microscope. The virus invades the center nervous system. The virus causes inflammation ...

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by Inuyasha
Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:10 am
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cellular membrane

How thick is a typical cellular membrane? Express in picometres (pm), nanometres (nm), micrometres (μm) and millemetres (mm).

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by taata
Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cellular membrane
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