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Xenon   /zˈinɑn/   Listen

A colorless odorless inert gaseous element occurring in the earth's atmosphere in trace amounts.  Synonyms: atomic number 54, Xe.

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... in which objects are designed and built with the individual specification and placement of each separate atom. The first unequivocal nanofabrication experiments took place in 1990, for example with the deposition of individual xenon atoms on a nickel substrate to spell the logo of a certain very large computer company. Nanotechnology has been a hot topic in the hacker subculture ever since the term was coined by K. Eric Drexler in his book "Engines of Creation" (Anchor/Doubleday, ISBN 0-385-19973-2), where he predicted ...
— The Jargon File, Version 4.0.0

Words linked to "Xenon" :   noble gas, element, chemical element, air, inert gas, argonon

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