On, or working with or at, the scale of individual molecules. A nanometer is 10-9 meters, which is the width of five carbon atoms. A single hair from a human baseline, by way of comparison, is about 85,000 nanometers in diameter.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Initially published on 09 December 2001.