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Calcium nanowires. Coloured two-dimensional autocorrelation image of calcium nanowires, based on an atomic force micrograph (AFM). The nanowires (faint lines running diagonally from top to bottom) lie about 10 nanometres apart on a horizontally-cleaved calcium fluoride crystal. Nanowires could be used for miniature electronics or as a template for growing artificial tissue. The wires were scanned by moving a spring-loaded "stylus" over them. Magnification: x100,000 at 6x6cm size.
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