IBM recently announced the successful creation of a computer circuit based on a single molecule from carbon nanotubes. Veeco's atomic force microscopes (AFM) were "essential to this work," according to Richard Martel, research staff member at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. "The Veeco AFM is an excellent tool for doing nanoscience research," said Martel. "We used it to identify the position and the diameter of the nanotube channel connecting the contact electrodes (gold)."
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