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Press Release 05-144

Researchers Carve with Electricity at the Nanometer Scale

Process may yield miniscule molecular detection devices, semiconducting connectors and molecular sieves

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The holes that spell "NSF" are only 10 nanometers in diameter.

Using their new Electric Pen Lithography technique, University of Arkansas researchers carved the letters "NSF" into a gold sheet. The holes are only 10 nanometers in diameter.

Credit: Ajay Malshe, University of Arkansas


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