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- The emphasis of the work reported here is to use inductive sensors to measure electrical response. The impedance of an inductive sensor is affected by eddy currents induced in nearby conductors such that the electrical loss will be increased.
- Gas bubbles on the order of 1-10 μm in radius and stabilized by a coating of biological surfactant have found use as contrast agents for ultrasound imaging and, more recently, have shown a clear potential as targeted drug delivery vectors.
- Products are routinely being manufactured with dimensions below 50 μm and, therefore, demand has increased for micro-CMMs to have stylus systems with tip diameters of 10 μm or less.
- Mapping of nanomechanical and electronic properties of quasi-free standing graphene.
- The two-dimensional nature of graphene makes it sensitive to environmental doping.
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