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July 23rd, 2007
U of A seeks 500 academic idols
The National Institute for Nanotechnology was also set to open, offering colleagues and facilities helpful to McCreery's work, which involves looking at the behaviour of molecules in micro-electronic circuits.
Of particular importance, he said, was the institute's "clean room," which has less than 1,000 particles of dust per cubic metre, compared with the 100,000 particles per cubic metre found in a typical room.
"When you are working with devices smaller than a dust particle, you can't afford to have these 'boulders' on your sample," McCreery says.
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