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UCR Physicist Demonstrates How Light Can be Used to Remotely Operate Micromachines

May 31, 2007

News thumbnail A research team led by physicist Umar Mohideen at the University of California, Riverside has demonstrated in the laboratory that the Casimir force--the small attractive force that acts between two close parallel uncharged conducting plates--can be changed using a beam of light, making the remote operation of micromachines a possibility. Full Story

University of California, Riverside

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