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Nanoscale Mass Sensor Can Be Used to Weigh Individual Atoms and Molecules

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posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 10:18 AM
Baring in mind this article is from 2008 they will have surely progressed since then.

A double-walled carbon nanotube NEMS
has been used to measure the mass of a
single atom of gold. Atoms landing on the
tube change the tubes resonant
frequency in proportion to the mass of the
atoms, much like what happens when a
diver hits a springboard.

I really don't understand the science of it but it goes into much more detail at the link. Pretty cool.. Nanotech really is coming along.

posted on Aug, 8 2012 @ 10:45 AM
reply to post by TechUnique

ahh singularity how I see you coming so fast. And I can't decide if I should fight it or just hope its more evenhanded than the current human rulers. Better yet give me a rocket , a nanoreplicator and a 75% chance I'll make it to another planet and I'm out.
edit on 8-8-2012 by Another_Nut because: (no reason given)


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