Selected Document Category:Published Document
Source:International Organization for Standardization
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Publication Year:2008
Identifier:TS 27687
Document Title:Nanotechnologies — Terminology and definitions for nano-objects — Nanoparticle, nanofibre and nanoplate

This Technical Specification lists terms and definitions related to particles in the field of nanotechnologies. It is intended to facilitate communications between organizations and individuals in industry and those who interact
with them.

Keywords:nanoscale; nano-object; nanoparticle; nanofibre; nanoplate
Type of Document:a. Standard
Issues Areas:Terminology and Nomenclature
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The field of nanotechnologies, researchers with the aid of microscopes name materials inspired by the shape of objects found in everyday life although the physical size is much smaller. The prefix, nano-, is often added to denote the small size of the object. (The prefix nano-, is also used in S.I. units to indicate 10−9 e.g. 1 nanometre = 10−9 metre.)

To create a unitary standard, this document encompasses terms used in both nanosciences and nanotechnologies concerning particles at the nano-scale.

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Submitter's Name:Brian Haydon
Submitter's e-mail:brian.haydon@csagroup.org
Submitter's Company:CSA Group
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