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Automated Technique Paves Way for Nanotechnology's Industrial Revolution
August 1, 2007
In an assist in the quest for ever smaller electronic devices, Duke University engineers have adapted a decades-old computer-aided design and manufacturing process to reproduce nanosize structures with features on the order of single molecules.
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