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Is measuring an art or a science? The importance of accuray and precision on the nanoscale.

Ruler from Flckr
General Science
Physical Science
Education Level
High School
Middle School

Nanotechnology occurs on the scale of 1-100 nanometers (in one direction). There have been numerous predictions about the growth in nanotechnology production and its impact on  manufacturing in the near future. Manufacturing and commercial exchange of nano products will create a need for high-quality measurement technology. This lesson introduces students to the concept of measurement and how important and difficult such measurement is at the nanoscale.

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