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High-Resolution Microscope Brings Tiny Worlds Closer to Researchers

Modern microelectronic devices contain billions of components crammed into thumbnail-size flakes. The chemical industry uses nanoparticles to make better cleaning products, while pharmaceutical companies use them for delivery of medicines straight into human cells. Scientists at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology have combined a specially designed spectrometer with a commercially available helium ion microscope to build a very high-resolution optical device capable of...

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