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Top Nanotech Value Plays

Here's another way to find value in this volatile market.

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Nano means extremely small; in mathematics, it means one billionth. Nanotechnology is the science of manufacturing and utilizing extremely small particles and devices, sometimes as small as single atoms and molecules.

A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter, which is approximately 80,000 times thinner than a human hair. Nanomaterials include carbon nanotubes used in electronics, body armor and cancer treatments; nanoclays, which are used in composite materials; and nanoscale metals, alloys and oxides, used in the energy and renewable-energy industries.

The following stocks in the nanotechnology field, including


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, all have market caps over $1 billion and are ranked by PEG ratio.

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