Glossary

Nanoparticles or nanoparticles

Nanoparticles or nanoparticles denote a composite of a few to a few thousand atoms or molecules. The name comes from its size, which is typically at 1 to 100 nanometers.

One nanometer equals 10-9 = 0,000000001 meters.

The prefix "nano" derives from the Greek "nanos" for "dwarf" or "dwarfish".

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