nanorod (rus. наностержень) — a nanoobject with two dimensions ranging from 1 to 100 nm and the third dimension (length) being slightly greater.


The greatest of a nanorod's dimensions is considered to be its length and should not be of nanoscale. The two other dimensions have to be less than 3 times different, while the ratio of length to these dimensions should be greater than 3 : 1. There is no distinct difference between nanorods and nanofibres, although nanofibres usually include nanorods (also nanotubes if no details on their internal structure is available) with aspect ratios of 10 : 1 and greater.


  • Goodilin Evgeny A.
  • Shlyakhtin Oleg A.


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