Category:Stiffness and strength
From Wise Nano
The ability of almost any physical structure to hold its shape depends on its stiffness. Stiffness decreases with decreasing size, though strength can increase with increasing precision and bond density.
The implications of the decrease in stiffness must be understood by anyone interested in nanomachinery. However, the assumption that designers of hypothetical nanomachines and nanosystems must have ignored this is incorrect.
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