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  • nano (n)

An SI prefix meaning one billionth (10-9). Nano can also be used to indicate the study of atoms, molecules and other structures and particles on the nanometer scale. Nano-optics (also referred to as nano-photonics), for example, is the study of how light and light-matter interactions behave on the nanometer scale. See nanophotonics.
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