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November 23rd, 2004

The skinny on the booming nanotech industry

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Touring the Solid State Electronics Laboratory is like being in a submarine — pipes and tubes line narrow, dimly lit halls, and the monotony of cinderblock walls is broken occasionally by consoles bristling with meters and valves, strobe lights ready to flash out warnings should something go wrong.

Sandrine Martin pauses while navigating the SSEL’s corridors to point to a room emitting a pale yellow glow. “That’s our most expensive piece of equipment,” says Martin, an adjunct electrical engineering and computer science professor. Inside is a large rectangular box that looks like a stainless steel refrigerator on its side, only with more doors. It’s called an electron-beam lithographer, and it costs $1 million.

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