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Scientists Discover New Way to Study Nanostructures

July 24, 2007

niobium nanowire dimer
Physicists at Georgia Tech have discovered a phenomenon which allows measurement of the mechanical motion of nanostructures by using the AC Josephson effect. The findings may be used to identify and characterize structural and mechanical properties of nanoparticles, including materials of biological interest.
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