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Tiny robots get a grip on nanotubes

(PhysOrg.com) -- How do you handle the tiny components needed for constructing nanoscale devices? A European consortium has built two microrobotic demonstrators that can automatically pick up and install carbon nanotubes ...

dateAug 17, 2009 in Nanophysics
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Express tool for graphene quality control

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has collaborated with Chalmers University of Technology and Linköping University in Sweden to help develop a fast and inexpensive tool for quality control of graphene ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Stone Age tools help modern manufacturing

Innovative research by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the University of Bradford used laser microscopes to explore how stone tools were used in prehistory, and the process has helped streamline ...

dateJul 10, 2012 in General Physics
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Imaging the inner workings of single molecules

With $20 million over five years from the National Science Foundation, UC Irvine scientists hope to become the first ever to make real-time videos of single molecules in action - a feat that has proved elusive ...

dateAug 17, 2009 in Nanophysics
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