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A New Technique for Building Nanodevices in the Lab


June 18, 2007

News thumbnail microscopic nanodevices Physicists at the University of Pennsylvania are using transmission electron beam ablation lithography, or TEBAL, to craft some of the tiniest metal nanostructures ever created, none larger than 10 nanometers, or 10,000 times smaller than the width of a single human hair. Full Story

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