Is measuring an art or a science?

By Monica Hochstein

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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.


Developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology NNIN RET Program.

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This lesson was developed with support of the National Science Foundation, NNIN and the NNIN RET Program.

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  • Monica Hochstein (2017), "Is measuring an art or a science?,"

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