News tagged with scanning electron microscope

Writing with the electron beam—now in silver

When it comes to extremely fine, precise features, a scanning electron microscope (SEM) is unrivaled. A focused electron beam can directly deposit complex features onto a substrate in a single step (Electron-Beam-Induced ...

date16 hours ago in Nanophysics
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Imprinting nano-patterns in metals

Materials scientists at the TU Darmstadt are imprinting nano-patterns in metals, a technology that could give metallic surfaces permanent functionality, like a lotus effect or reduced frictional properties.

dateMar 22, 2017 in Nanophysics
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Creating the tiniest structures on surfaces

Nanotechnology is regarded as the key technology of the 21st century, delivering the fundamental methods, which allow objects just a few hundred nanometers in size to be produced in any required shape. These objects find ...

dateJan 13, 2017 in Nanophysics
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Tiny gold grids yielding secrets

Ordered patterns of gold nanoparticles on a silicon base can be stimulated to produce collective electron waves known as plasmons that absorb only certain narrow bands of light, making them promising for a wide range of arrays ...

dateSep 08, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Super Pit relic revealed as new mineral

Kalgoorlie-Boulder's famous Golden Mile and Super Pit has not only produced more than 50 million ounces of gold but it has now produced one more precious nugget in the form of a new mineral unique to Kalgoorlie-Boulder, called ...

dateAug 04, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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