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'Electron trapping' may impact future microelectronics measurements

Using an ultra-fast method of measuring how a transistor switches from the 'off' to the 'on' state, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently reported that they have uncovered an unusual phenomenon that may impact how manufacturers estimate the lifetime of future nanoscale electronics.

Jun 25th, 2008

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New process creates 3-D nanostructures with magnetic materials

Materials scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a process to build complex, three-dimensional nanoscale structures of magnetic materials such as nickel or nickel-iron alloys using techniques compatible with standard semiconductor manufacturing.

Jun 25th, 2008

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Laser surgery probe targets individual cancer cells

Mechanical engineering Assistant Professor Adela Ben-Yakar at The University of Texas at Austin has developed a laser 'microscalpel' that destroys a single cell while leaving nearby cells intact, which could improve the precision of surgeries for cancer, epilepsy and other diseases.

Jun 24th, 2008

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