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Higher-quality coatings through 'runaway' self-sputtering

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have now developed a powerful new kind of sputter process that can deposit high-quality metal films in complex, three-dimensional nanoscale patterns at a rate that by one important measure is orders of magnitude greater than typical systems

Jan 29th, 2009

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Conducting domain walls could be the ultimate feature for future nanoelectronics

The logic and memory functions of future electronic devices could shrink dramatically - to one or two nanometers instead of the many tens of nanometers that characterize today?s most advanced elements - if a way can be found to control domain walls, the ultrathin transition zones that separate regions of a material having different magnetic, electric, or other properties.

Jan 28th, 2009

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Nanotechnology fine print

Stanford researchers have reclaimed bragging rights for creating the world's smallest writing, a distinction the university first gained in 1985 and lost in 1990.

Jan 28th, 2009

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UC Santa Cruz to establish Keck Center for Nanoscale Optofluidics

A joint endeavor of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering and the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences at UCSC, the center explores the integration of nanotechnology and optofluidic silicon chips and how this technology can be used to improve biomedical analysis in a wide range of fields, including toxicology, immunology, disease detection, and diagnostics.

Jan 27th, 2009

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