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Seeing Nanostructures

Seeing Nanostructures

Nanotechnology is an emerging field of engineering, but the small structure of the technology makes it intimidating for many. This website, hosted by The National Infrastructure Network, allows users to "see" nanotechnology. It more specifically addresses three questions; they are: "Why would we want to make or study such small things? How would we make such small things? How would we see these nanostructures?" Besides simply addressing these questions, the website also examines different instruments used in viewing and creation of nanotechnology. The items featured are: optical (light) microscopes, electron microscopes, and scanning probe microscopes (SPM). Altogether, the site is a good survey of many different aspects of nanotechnology.

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