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  • noun physics A strip of silicon carbide, a few hundred nanometres in width, whose vibrational frequency varies in proportion to the mass of objects resting on it; it can detect masses as small as one attogram


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  • The detector for the movements of the nanocantilever is separated from the nanocantilever by less than the wavelength of light, just one-fivehundredth of a hair's diameter.

    Next Big Future bw 2010

  • With the nanocantilever, as it is called, surfaces will be mapped a lot faster and with higher precision.

    Next Big Future bw 2010


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