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October 11th, 2004

What Lies Beneath (In Buried Nanolayer Interfaces)

Abstract:
Nanotechnology is superficial, the joke goes, meaning that when objects become so tiny, everything takes place on their surfaces. However, the nanosized components of future computers and memory storage devices will actually consist of multiple overlying layers of material. This means scientists need a way to selectively study the interfaces buried below surfaces.

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, capitalizing on the exceptionally bright, soft x-ray beams and experimental facilities of the Advanced Light Source (ALS), have developed just such a technique.

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