Definitions for nanocomputer
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A proposed nanoscale computer.
Nanocomputer is the logical name for a computer smaller than the microcomputer, which is smaller than the minicomputer. More technically, it is a computer whose fundamental parts are no bigger than a few nanometers. For comparison, the smallest part of current state-of-the-art microprocessors measures 22 nm as of April 2012. No commercially available computers that are named nanocomputers exist at this date, but the term is used in science and science fiction. There are several ways nanocomputers might be built, using mechanical, electronic, biochemical, or quantum technology. It was argued in 1998 that is unlikely that nanocomputers will be made out of semiconductor transistors, as they seem to perform significantly less well when shrunk to sizes under 100 nanometers.
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A computer with molecular-sized switching elements. Designs for mechanical nanocomputers which use single-molecule sliding rods for their logic have been proposed. The controller for a nanobot would be a nanocomputer.
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