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January 19th, 2010

Scientists to Conquer Casimir Effect, Enable NEMS

Abstract:
Scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), are working to harness the Casimir Effect, a quantum mechanical force that attracts objects a few nanometers apart, posing a serious obstacle to the implementation of nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS). NEMS could find unique applications in sensing, telecommunications, signal processing, data storage and more; however, at nanoscale levels the Casimir force is very strong, making it difficult to control these devices. Unless a way is found to do this, NEMS may never achieve their potential.

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