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New Molecular Force Probe Stretches Molecules, Atom by Atom

March 30, 2009

Roman Boulatov and researchers Chemists at the University of Illinois have created a simple and inexpensive molecular technique that replaces an expensive atomic force microscope for studying what happens to small molecules when they are stretched or compressed. Full Story

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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