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|How Big Are Things?
|nanometer's Room - looking at a sheet of graph paper|
|look at the entire room||
atom ~1 nm|
ribosome ~10 nm
... DNA helix (think coffee stirrer)
a typical carbon single-wall nanotube
... bigger multi-wall nanotubes
picture of a nanotube
|Rabies Virus (Bullet-shaped. This illustration is sliced open. Some info.) (original image from CDC Phil, image 970)|
approximate smallest virus src
O2 and N2's mean free path in STP air. src,src(PS),src
H2O's mean free path in STP water. (order 0.1 nm!)
X-Rays (shortest wavelength is ~0.03 nm) [soft vs hard]
. . . Ultra-Violet wavelengths (up to ~400 nm)
Extreme UltraViolet (EUV)
Deep UltraViolet (DUV) [I'm not sure that DUV doesn't overlap UVC]
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