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Nanoindenter passes memory test

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SET array enables parallel probing

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PhOREMOST maps out future of nanophotonics

EU network highlights potential applications and flags up technical challenges in new report

Nanotubes exhibit threshold toxicity

Living cells tolerate carbon nanotubes below certain doses

Nanoprobes encourage liquid to reveal all

Chemical analysis is just one of many applications for nanoscale corona discharge

SLM boosts microscope resolution

Spatial light modulator increases imaging resolution by 2.5 times to 92 nm

Tiny probe looks good on camera

Evanescent detection scheme opens the door to high-speed imaging of biological samples

Detecting quantum dots in the dark

New technique could enable sensing applications without fluorescence labelling

Obducat gets $12m nanoimprint tool order

Photonic crystal LEDs drive interest in nanoimprint lithography

Gold nanocones prove a point

Field emission displays are just one of many applications for transfer printing process

Gold nanoantenna peeps at proteins

Rochester's nano-optics group investigates biological processes on the molecular scale

Carbon nanopipettes probe individual cells

Mass-produced device makes it much easier for researchers to study cell behaviour

Actuator design offers nanoimprint upgrade

Nanopositioning tool set to simplify ultra-high precision layer-over-layer fabrication

Graphene has record-breaking strength

Material's stiffness is 'off the chart'

Electric field embeds MWCNTs in polymer

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