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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

IBM unveils nanotube light source

IBM Research said this week that it has discovered a minuscule light source from carbon nanotubes 1,000 times brighter than previously seen with light-emitting diodes (LEDs).The light could be used for optical probing at the level of single molecules -- which previously was impossible because of the way light diffracts at a small scale. more @ cnet.co.uk