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February 24th, 2004

Oregon researchers rush toward new tech frontier

Oregon scientists may have made an important early development in Oregon's quest to become a national player in the embryonic but burgeoning field of nanotechnology. For years, computer chip industry researchers have faced a vexing problem. As chips shrank to fit ever-smaller computerized products, the layers of the silicon sandwich - now thin enough to be measured in individual atoms - often were polluted by a silicon-based stubble.


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