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January 26th, 2008

SuperSTEM 2 Unveiled

Abstract:
A scanning transmission electron microscope unveiled this week can sharply image an atom at 20 million times its actual size. The nanotechnology instrument could pave the way for pioneering medical research and the creation of smaller and more powerful mobile phones and computers.

The SuperSTEM 2, or scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM), made its official debut Wednesday at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Daresbury Laboratory near Warrington. The microscope was created through a collaboration of the universities of Liverpool, Glasgow and Leeds and the Daresbury Lab and was sponsored by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences. It was built by Nion Co. of Kirkland, Wash.

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