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Nanoscale Science - overview

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IBM BRINGS MRI TECH TO THE NANOSCALE: The cantilever force sensor at the heart of IBM's "nano-MRI" microscope measures just twelve hundredths of a millimeter in length and a tiny one ten-thousandth of a millimeter thick. IBM scientists have used this nano-MRI to visualize structures at resolution 60,000 times better than current magnetic resonance imaging technology allows. This technique brings MRI capability to the nanoscale level for the first time and represents a major milestone in the quest to build a microscope that could "see" individual atoms in three dimensions. With further development, applications could include understanding how individual proteins interact with drugs for discovery and development, and analyzing computer circuits only a few atoms wide.


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Spin Excitation Spectroscopy

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