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Influencing Structure In The Heart Of Nanoland: Light Used To Control Size Of Nanopores

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October 6, 2000
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Pianos and cars may be tuned with wrenches and screwdrivers, but the old clunky tools just won't do to adjust the sizes of trillions of nanoscopic pores in fine filters, sensors, or diffraction gratings to make them work better. Now, in the Oct. 6 issue of the journal Science, an Albuquerque-based research group reports precise size adjustments of nanopores through use of a simple ultraviolet beam of light.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Pianos and cars may be tuned with wrenches and screwdrivers, but the old clunky tools just won't do to adjust the sizes of trillions of nanoscopic pores in fine filters, sensors, or diffraction gratings to make them work better.


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Sandia National Laboratories. "Influencing Structure In The Heart Of Nanoland: Light Used To Control Size Of Nanopores." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 6 October 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001006075356.htm>.
Sandia National Laboratories. (2000, October 6). Influencing Structure In The Heart Of Nanoland: Light Used To Control Size Of Nanopores. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001006075356.htm
Sandia National Laboratories. "Influencing Structure In The Heart Of Nanoland: Light Used To Control Size Of Nanopores." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001006075356.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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