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News - January 11, 2017

At SLAC, atoms, diamonds self-assemble into tiny wires

For specialists who work in nanotechnology and manipulate materials on an atomic and molecular level, it is fortunate that some atoms, when they're placed near enough to each other, will respond to natural forces of attraction and assemble themselves into tiny shapes such as tubes and spheres.

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