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Nanopatterning, IBM research. Nanopatterning tool developed by scientists at IBM Research-Zurich, Switzerland. This is a close-up of the micro-electro-mechanical system that controls the tool's tip. This nanoscale technique can create patterns and structures as small as 15 nanometres in size. Potential applications include nano-sized electronics and objects, ranging from microchips to opto-electronics to uses in medicine and life sciences. Photographed in March 2010.
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