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Tools of the Trade: Multi-Axis Crystal Spectrometer

By Jamie DalessioMay 3, 2009 5:00 AM


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New materials promise to revolutionize the development of electronics and nanotechnologies—but only if scientists can identify which substances are most promising. The new Multi-Axis Crystal Spectrometer (MACS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will probe large numbers of novel materials to help pinpoint which ones have sought-after properties, such as unusual magnetic behavior or superconductivity.

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