[extropy-chat] a nano question

Gina Miller nanogirl at halcyon.com
Tue Apr 3 23:24:44 UTC 2007

A nanometer is a billionth of a meter. Or 10^-9 meters. A nanometer is 3 to 6 atoms across (depending on the atoms used). It could be that there was just some typo in the document you read. Kind regards, 

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: pjmanney 
  To: extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 1:19 PM
  Subject: [extropy-chat] a nano question

  I have found a repeated discrepancy.  Is a nanometer a millionth or a billionth of a meter?  The US gov't papers all say a millionth (like the recent "The Future is Coming Sooner Than You Think" and its earlier gov't source material), but I have read a billionth in other places.

  And the answer is...?


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