ERIC Number: EJ832534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
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The Characteristic Dimensions of the Nanoworld
Wautelet, M.; Duvivier, D.
European Journal of Physics, v28 n5 p953-959 Sep 2007
Nanoscience is defined as the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at atomic, molecular and macromolecular scales, where properties differ significantly from those at larger scale. It is the aim of this paper to examine the characteristic dimensions for which the properties of nanosystems differ significantly from those at a larger scale. This is studied for geometric, cohesive, thermal and electronic properties. It turns out that the characteristic dimensions are generally in the 10 nm range.
Descriptors: Molecular Structure, Differences, Measures (Individuals), Thermodynamics, Geometric Concepts
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