Material with one or more external dimensions, or an internal structure, at
nanoscale and which could exhibit novel characteristics compared to the same
material at a larger scale.
Source: based on SCENIHR's
appropriateness of existing methodologies to assess
the potential risks associated with engineered and adventitious products of
Examples of nanomaterials include nanotubes, which are long,
thin, cylinder-shaped structures of a few nanometres in diameter but with a
length of up to several micrometres.
Diode formed by joining two nanoscale carbon tubes
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