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Smallest Swiss cross—made of 20 single atoms

The manipulation of atoms has reached a new level: Together with teams from Finland and Japan, physicists from the University of Basel were able to place 20 single atoms on a fully insulated surface at room ...

Jul 15, 2014
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Microscopy charges ahead

(Phys.org) —Ferroelectric materials – substances in which there is a slight and reversible shift of positive and negative charges – have surfaces that are coated with electrical charges like roads covered ...

May 29, 2014
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A new look at the solid-liquid interface

Interesting things happen at interfaces, and when solids meet liquids it is no exception. Understanding the complex phenomena that take place at this 'solid-liquid' interface could give us important clues about how to build ...

May 22, 2014
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JILA's short, flexible, reusable AFM probe

(Phys.org) —JILA researchers have engineered a short, flexible, reusable probe for the atomic force microscope (AFM) that enables state-of-the-art precision and stability in picoscale force measurements. ...

Apr 09, 2014
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Interferometric microscope images the nano-world

These images might resemble a planetary surface but actually show a different kind of alien environment: a microscopic view across a damaged laser lens, down to the nanometre level – a millionth of a millimetre, ...

Dec 05, 2013
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Making a mini Mona Lisa

The world's most famous painting has now been created on the world's smallest canvas. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have "painted" the Mona Lisa on a substrate surface approximately 30 ...

Aug 05, 2013
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