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June 11th, 2003

Cracking the nanonewton force barrier

Abstract:
How do you weigh a dust mite? Or determine the force required to pull a molecule apart? Such tasks require a device that measures nanonewtons---forces 1 billion times smaller than the force required to hold an apple against Earth's gravity.

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