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Audio Spot: Electrical imaging process may aid study of nanotechnology
Oak Ridge researcher Sergei Kalinin says aiming an electric pulse at a biological nanomaterial will give scientists a clearer understanding of their nano specimen.
"We detect surface motion induced by this electrical pulse," says Kalinin. "This provides us with a high resolution image of the biological system."
Kalinin says the imaging technique may open new avenues to the emerging science of nanotechnology.
"We believe that in the future this approach can be used not only for imaging, but also for control of biological systems," Kalinin says.
A story on Kalinin's work appears in a recent edition of Small Times magazine.
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