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  • noun physics Any microscope that has a resolution measured in nanometres, especially one that uses a beam of atoms instead of light

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  • The microscope, which is technically a nanoscope, uses tiny (between 2 and 9 micrometers--millionths of a meter--across) glass beads (called microspheres) to gather these evanescent waves, refocus them, and channel them into a standard microscope viewable under normal lights.

    CNET News.com

  • Such a sensitive microscope - or nanoscope, really - shows promise for the detailed study of many diverse materials, from proteins to integrated circuits, at the level of atomic structure.

    The Inquirer

  • Ladan Arissian, a research scientist also at the CHTM, has been instrumental in the development of the various inventions with Diels, and will supervise the students who will be involved in the construction of the nanoscope.

    Nano Tech Wire

  • Ladan Arissian, a research scientist also at the CHTM, has been instrumental in the development of the various inventions with Diels, and will supervise the students who will be involved in the construction of the nanoscope.

    UNM Today

  • So the "microsphere nanoscope" developed by scientists at the University of Manchester's School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Civil Engineering in the U.K. and described in the journal Nature Communications is remarkable on two counts: It breaks the world record of direct imaging under normal lights by 20 times, viewing objects as small as 50 nm wide, and what's more, the tech behind it imposes no theoretical limit in the size of feature that can be seen.

    CNET News.com

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