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February 17th, 2005

Evidence for Quantized Displacement

Evidence for quantized displacement in nanomechanical oscillators. Physicists at Boston University have performed an experiment in which tiny silicon paddles, sprouting from a central stick of silicon like the vanes from a heat sink, seem to oscillate together in a peculiar manner: the paddles can travel out to certain displacements but not to others.

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