Ultrasmall imaging facility hopes to benefit industry

A three-dimensional nanoscale imaging facility that is being set u¥at the University of Louisville (Louisville, KY) is expected to be useful to researchers and industries in fields such as electronics, medicine, chemistry, and physics. The facility is being equipped with microscopes that can determine the three-dimensional shapes of small objects approaching the scale of individual atoms--u¥to 5000 times smaller than light microscopes permit. Funding for the $340,000 facility includes a

Ultrasmall imaging facility hopes to benefit industry

A three-dimensional nanoscale imaging facility that is being set u¥at the University of Louisville (Louisville, KY) is expected to be useful to researchers and industries in fields such as electronics, medicine, chemistry, and physics. The facility is being equipped with microscopes that can determine the three-dimensional shapes of small objects approaching the scale of individual atoms--u¥to 5000 times smaller than light microscopes permit. Funding for the $340,000 facility includes a recent $150,000 National Science Foundation grant for two of the instruments--an atomic force microscope and a white-light scanning interferometric microscope that will complement a new scanning electron microscope.

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