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Measuring the mass of molecules on the nano-scale

Working with a device that slightly resembles a microscopically tiny tuning fork, researchers at the University of Tsukuba in Japan have recently developed coupled microcantilevers that can make mass measurements on the order ...

dateJun 02, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Bio-standards for high-resolution microscopy

Modern microscopes use in-built magnification scales for routine calibration. However, recent advances in high-resolution technologies and a clear shift towards more automated systems challenge the accuracy of such scales ...

dateJun 02, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Could computers reach light speed?

Light waves trapped on a metal's surface travel nearly as fast as light through the air, and new research at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows these waves, called surface plasmons, travel far enough to possibly ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Nanophysics
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