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Catching Waves: Measuring Self-Assembly in Action

June 21, 2007

News thumbnail of schematic drawing of monolayer By making careful observations of the growth of a layer of molecules as they gradually cover the surface of a small silicon rectangle, researchers from NIST and North Carolina State University have produced the first experimental verification of recently improved theoretical models of self-assembled systems. Full Story

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