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Harvard University Engineers Demonstrate Quantum Cascade Laser Nanoantenna
October 22, 2007
In a major feat of nanotechnology engineering, researchers from Harvard University have demonstrated a laser with a wide-range of potential applications in chemistry, biology and medicine. Called a quantum cascade laser nanoantenna, the device is capable of resolving the chemical composition of samples, such as the interior of a cell, with unprecedented detail.
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