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August 16th, 2009

Small marvels

Abstract:
Scientists from Australia and the US have just measured how energy is lost in ultra-small particles, a key step towards developing a device to weigh the smallest atom, hydrogen.

Understanding how energy flows is fundamental to many applications in nanotechnology and one of these is this ultimate goal of super-sensitive mass sensing.

University of Melbourne mathematician Professor John Sader, together with the US scientists, has taken an important step in developing the basic principles for such a device.

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