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  Knowledge King - Nanometre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A nanometre (in American English nanometer) is 10
It is an SI measure of length, commonly used in measuring the wavelengths of ultraviolet radiation and gamma rays; amongst other things.
For a list of objects several nanometres large, see 1 E-9 m.
www.knowledgeking.net /encyclopedia/n/na/nanometre.html   (62 words)

 The University of Manchester   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On the nanometre scale, the borders between physics, chemistry, materials science, biology etc, become blurred, meaning any breakthrough could have a massive impact on all these fields, and it already had.
With the device feature sizes coming down rapidly to 100 nanometre (nm), the miniaturization of conventional semiconductor devices is reaching its fundamental limits.
On the other hand, many new physical effects associated with the nanometre dimensions have provided us new ways to invent novel diodes, transistors, detectors, and even circuits that are much faster, more sensitive, more powerful, and very often much simpler and beautiful, too.
www.ee.umist.ac.uk /mmd/Nano.htm   (521 words)

 Xilinx approaches 90-nanometre goal - Printer friendly - ZDNet UK News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Moving to a smaller nanometre chipmaking process -- such as from 130- to 90-nanometres as IBM is doing for Xilinx -- produces smaller transistors and that are closer together inside a chip.
A distance of 90 nanometres is about a thousandth of the width of a human hair.
The move to 90 nanometres will help Xilinx offer a new line of smaller, less expensive FPGA chips, which will cost less than $25 when they are available to companies, such as network gear makers, in large quantities of 250,000 or more next year, the company said.
www.zdnet.co.uk /print?TYPE=story&AT=2132781-39020354t-10000009c   (490 words)

 Intel claims 65 nanometre breakthrough   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The chip circuit gates are also a third smaller than using the current 90 nanometre process technology, Intel will claim.
Intel is currently shifting the vast majority of its manufacturing capacity over to 90 nanometres, but generally tests new shifts on SRAMs.
One nanometre is equivalent to 10 angstroms or one millimicron.
www.theinquirer.net /?article=18157   (414 words)

 Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Grant GR/D65787 (Nanometre scale electron beam lithography and microanalysis of low dimensional structures) was awarded to Humphreys, Eaglesham and Pond at the University of Liverpool.
In addition, nanometre columns of Si formed somewhat uncontrollably using porous Si are known to be light-emitting.
In particular, for the first time we have cut nanometre sized holes in Si, but in crystalline Si this occurs at "special sites" for reasons that are not yet clear (Bullough et al [5, 6], Humphreys et al [7, 8]).
www.msm.cam.ac.uk /Department/reports/EPSRCG37699/report.html   (2318 words)

 Nanometre - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Double prefixes are not allowed in SI, and this is never seen in modern writing or speech.
1 E-9 m for a list of objects several nanometres large
Moving and Measuring to Better than a Nanometre (Ultra Precision Technology)
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /nanometre.htm   (104 words)

 CRDReference: Boonaert, C. J. P., Rouxhet, P. G. and Dufrene, Y. F. 2000 Surface properties of microbial cells probed ...
Atomic force microscopy (AFM) was used to characterize, under water, the surface morphology and molecular interactions of two types of microbial cells: fungal spores (Phanerochaete chrysosporium) and bacteria (Lactococcus lactis).
High-resolution deflection images showed that the spore surface was uniformly covered with patterns of rodlets that were several hundred nanometres in length and had a periodicity of approximately 10 nm.
These results show that AFM is a powerful tool for probing the surface properties of native microbial cells on the nanometre scale.
alcor.concordia.ca /~raojw/crd/reference/reference001933.html   (216 words)

 Intel shrinks chips to 90 nanometres: ZDNet Australia: News: Business   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Currently, the fastest chips are made on the 130-nanometre process, which means that circuits inside the chip measure around 130 nanometres wide.
By shrinking the average feature size to 90 nanometres, Intel can cut the size of the processors in half or, more likely, add more features to its chips because it will be able to put twice the number of transistors in the same area.
The transistor gate, which determines whether a transistor is "on" or "off," measures less than 50 nanometres on 90-nanometre chips, smaller than the 70-nanometre gate length on 130-nanometre chips.
www.zdnet.com.au /news/business/print.htm?TYPE=story&AT=20264001-39023166t-10000004c   (468 words)

Nanoparticles (clusters at nanometre scale), for example, have very interesting properties and are proving extremely useful as catalysts and in other uses.
Gold, for example, which is chemically inert at normal scales, can serve as a potent chemical catalyst at nanoscales.
"Nanosize" powder particles (a few nanometres in diameter, also called nano-particles) are potentially important in ceramics, powder metallurgy, the achievement of uniform nanoporosity, and similar applications.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Nanotechnology   (2171 words)

 bit-tech.net Forums - Intel pushes 65 nanometre process back, claim
Intel has publicly stated that it already has 65 nanometre process technology in test conditions, and next year was supposed to be the time when it started shrinking dies all over again.
If this is true, then as sure is eggs is eggs, we'll find AMD deciding to push its 65 nanometre technology back as well.
AMD and Intel dance down the same path and if we'd even a scintilla of sceptism in our bones, we'd be suspicious at the way this X86 virtual cartel appears to price and pace its products in step.
forums.bit-tech.net /showthread.php?t=74737   (289 words)

 Nanometre spatial resolution with Stem: News from Hitachi High-Technologies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is possible to switch from one element to another during a scan.
This allows precise boundaries between elements to be determined with nanometre resolution.
For EDX analysis, nanometre-level resolution for element mapping is achieved in the HD-2300 because a focused beam is used and the specimen is very thin.
www.laboratorytalk.com /news/hit/hit128.html   (418 words)

 IBM announces chip milestone - PDAs - Breaking Business and Technology News at silicon.com
Moving to a 90 nanometre chipmaking process means smaller transistors, which in turn means more transistors on a chip and better performing chips.
IBM's current generation of semiconductors is built using a 130 nanometre manufacturing process - the nanometre measurement refers to the average size of features inside chips produced via the process, features such as transistors and the interconnects that link them.
The company plans to begin shipping its first 90 nanometre processors in large quantities to PC makers and consumers during the second half of next year, a company representative said.
hardware.silicon.com /pdas/0,39024643,11036804,00.htm   (594 words)

 ElectronicsWeekly.com - Nanometre hot spots push EDA
Industry analysts predict that by 2010 mainstream designs will most likely include geometries of 32 nanometres with 100 billion transistors on a die, as well as designs encompassing multi-chip systems.
As mainstream design moves squarely into the nanometre realm, performance, power and cost issues all need to be carefully balanced.
In the nanometre realm, sub-wavelength lithography processes are introducing new yield loss mechanisms at a rate, magnitude, and complexity large enough to require dramatic improvements in tools and methodologies.
electronicsweekly.co.uk /Articles/2005/06/01/35440/NanometrehotspotspushEDA.htm   (918 words)

 BBC NEWS | Technology | Thinner chips with everything   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A plant in Oregon is already turning out chips with 90 nanometre wide components using strained or stretched silicon, the foundation for all chips, so that signals run faster across the chip.
The second step is the ability to build thinner transistors; microscopic silicon-based switches that rapidly open and close to create the ones and zeroes of the digital world.
Chips currently in commercial production are generally 130-nanometres to 180 nanometres wide.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/technology/2404599.stm   (814 words)

 Playstation chip starts at 90 nanometre - Software Music Download Free   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is not such a surprise as ATI's R520 will be a 90 nanometre chip and it's scheduled for spring 2005.
The R520 is 90 nanometre but even if R500 turns to be a 110 nanometre chip it will get shrunk to at least 90 nanometrea.
Sources suggest that 65 nanometre chip would be developed as a primarily GPU core based chipset.
www.lostcoders.net /index-single-718.htm   (595 words)

 Nanometre design - a reference guide from Electronicstalk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
We see from your search that you're looking for information on the term "Nanometre design", and we have a large number of manufacturers' news stories and technical articles here on Electronicstalk which will be of interest.
Start with the news story TSMC integrates nanometre design platforms from Cadence Design Systems, which we summarised at the time by saying "The Cadence Encounter digital IC design platform and Cadence Allegro system interconnect platform have been integrated into TSMC's latest reference flow.".
Several months prior to that, we featured the news story Design flows for digital nanometre design from Cadence Design Systems: "Design flows for digital nanometre design will be the key theme for Cadence at DAC next month in San Diego, California.".
www.electronicstalk.com /guides/nanometre-design.html   (250 words)

 Nanometre Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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A nanometre (American spelling: nanometer, symbol: nm) is 1.0×10
encyclopedia.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/Nanometre   (255 words)

 DriverHeaven.net - ATI R520 is a 90 nanometre chip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This chip is definitely good enough to bring some smiles to their faces - at least that's what ATI hopes for.
ATI is confident that it will get things right and 90 nanometre chip will mean less heat, a smaller and cheaper die and more space for an almost endless number of transistors.
When we learn about R520 and how is it shaping up, this chip is starting to look more and more interesting every single day.
www.driverheaven.net /printthread.php?t=64019   (236 words)

 New four-in-one tribological probe microscope measures friction, hardness, elasticity, and shape to levels less than a ...
It is increasingly important for manufacturers of high tech materials and coatings to understand exactly what is going on at the surface of their products right down to the nanometre level.
The device uses a diamond tip (Berkovich tip with a 100nm ¡V nanometre - radius) mounted on a silica rod a few millimetres long, fixed on a thin beryllium/Copper (Cu/Be) foil acting as a flexible spring.
At the same time the friction of the surface causes the probe tip to tilt and by measuring the amount of tilt the device is able to get a measure of the surface's friction properties.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2001-11/uow-nft110501.php   (417 words)

 Nanometre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Un nanometre (deletreo americano: el nanómetro) es 10
1 E-9 m para una lista de objetos varios nanometres grandes
English version: Nanometre Next: Mitología de los nórdicos Up
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/na/Nanometre.htm   (127 words)

 Nanometre Structures for Future Optoelectronic Applications
NANOPT focuses on the development of lateral nanometre structures for novel quantum wire lasers and quantum wire modulators by different technologies.
In order to assess the potential of the different approaches, the device-relevant physical properties of quantum wire and quantum dot structures will be analysed, mainly by optical spectroscopy and model calculations.
Lateral nanometre structures are highly interesting for future optoelectronic applications, because they should allow the tailoring of device properties by varying device dimensions.
www.sts.tu-harburg.de /projects/Esprit-BR/Synopses/Projects/6719.html   (746 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
One strategy that is being pursued to tackle the international problem of actinide contamination of soils, sediments and water is to use microbial activity to 'fix' these radionuclides into an insoluble form that cannot be readily dispersed.
Here we show that uraninite (UO(2)) particles formed from uranium in sediments by bacterial reduction are typically less than 2 nanometres across and that the small size has important implications for uraninite reactivity and fate.
Because these tiny particles may still be transported in an aqueous environment, precipitation of uranium as insoluble uraninite cannot be presumed to immobilize it.
www.dzumenvis.nic.in /Biodegradation/Bio-gradation/Nanometre-size.htm   (119 words)

 Nanotechnology Defined - What is Nanotechnology All About
One nanometre is a billionth of a metre; or about 1/80,000 the width of a human hair.
Working at the nanometre level offers many opportunities for creating novel products; and any product, which possesses a characteristic, or attribute that involves some manipulation or measurement at or below 100 nanometres (or 0.1 of a micrometre) falls under the umbrella of nanotechnology.
It is likely that almost any product you care to think of within the next decade (or less!) will have some nanometre feature, and to quote one US source, in ten to fifteen years, $1trillion in products worldwide will be affected by nanotechnology.
www.azonano.com /details.asp?ArticleID=631   (704 words)

One is a large batch approach using a larger container vessel up to swimming pool size where the water is continually circulated in a closed loop for many hours or days until the desired parts per million is achieved.
Laboratory results of a sample of our CS and CG showing particle size range from 1 to 8 nanometres at concentration of 24.2 ppm using pulse modulation, alternating polarity and constant current.
Particles of less than 1 nanometre (such as mono-atomic) are likely present but beyond the range of the measuring equipment.
www.biophysica.com /colloidal_generator.html   (2668 words)

 TI strides towards 65 nanometres - Printer friendly - ZDNet UK News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The nanometre figure refers to the average size of features on chips produced with the process.
Another technique, dubbed SmartReflex, is expected to help control the power consumption of certain wireless chips, such as TI's OMAP processor, by adjusting their voltage based on the demands on the chips.
The 65-nanometre process "doubles the transistor density over our qualified 90-nanometre production process and positions Texas Instruments for a leadership role in delivering the benefits of 65 nanometre to customers early next year," Hans Stork, TI's chief technology officer, said in a statement.
www.zdnet.co.uk /print?TYPE=story&AT=39149805-39020351t-10000009c   (534 words)

 Nanometre, the Danish primary standard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With atomic force microscopy (AFM) it is possible to measure non-destructively surface structures on areas up to 0,2 mm · 0,2 mm with a resolution better than a nanometre (1 nm = 10
To the upper right is a image of DFMs nanometre scale standard produced by Ibsen Photonic A/S. Measurement area
Two-dimensinal gratings with pitch (line spacing) from 500 nm to 5000 nm can be measured.
www.dfm.dtu.dk /eng/pn_nano.htm   (165 words)

 Nanometre designs - a reference guide from Electronicstalk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Start with the news story Compiler helps cut nanometre designs down to size from Cadence Design Systems, which we summarised at the time by saying "Essence Technology of Taiwan has achieved an important sample tapeout with Cadence Encounter RTL Compiler synthesis, part of the Encounter digital IC design platform.".
In June 2003, we covered the news from Mentor Graphics UK - take a look at Infineon sorts out nanometre designs which says: "Infineon Technologies has adopted the Mentor Calibre design-to-silicon platform, and the embedded deterministic test product, TestKompress, as key enablers for its nanometre IC design strategy.".
Take a look also at the news story from Cadence Design Systems, Encounter speeds Wintegra's nanometre designs, as well as Accelerated verification for nanometre designs from Cadence Design Systems, and Compiler synthesis proves popular in Japan from Cadence Design Systems.
www.electronicstalk.com /guides/nanometre-designs.html   (256 words)

 nanometre - OneLook Dictionary Search
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Nanometre : English-Chinese Dictionary of Graphic Communications (Big 5) [home, info]
Words similar to nanometre: micromillimeter, micromillimetre, millimicron, nanometer, more...
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