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January 10th, 2008

Research breaks the mold

Abstract:
While the product of Joseph DeSimone's research is too small to see, its impact might be larger than anyone can imagine.

DeSimone, a chemistry professor, and his research team work with tiny nanoparticles, which are so small they can only be seen by the most powerful microscopes.

"In general I feel like we're on the cutting edge," said Stuart Williams, a third-year graduate student in DeSimone's lab. "Or at least I hope so."

The team has been transforming the field of nanotechnology research since 2004, when it developed a technique of manufacturing nanoparticles.

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