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September 22nd, 2004

Smallest 'guitar string' to weigh atoms

Scientists hope that "playing" a tiny guitar string, the smallest ever created, will help unravel some of the secrets of the molecular world.

The string, developed at Cornell University, US, is only 10 atoms across, a million times smaller than a normal guitar string. (more on earlier article)


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