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Home > News > U of A's nanotech lab takes undergrads to new level of tiny

March 14th, 2010

U of A's nanotech lab takes undergrads to new level of tiny

Abstract:
In a small, windowless room at the University of Alberta, a dozen undergraduate students sit in the middle of $2-million worth of new equipment sensitive enough to measure an atom, the smallest particle of matter.

It's the first place in Canada where students not yet finished their first degree can start running real experiments on the nano scale, lab co-ordinator Ben Bathgate said.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and California's Stanford University have undergraduate labs that come close, "but they don't have the range of equipment," he said.

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edmontonjournal.com

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