Nanoscale Devices

New Measurement Method to Lead to Cheaper Sensors

According to a research at the University of Waterloo, the nanoscale devices that utilize electromagnetism would be enough sensitive to identify the mass of viruses, which are a hundred billion times thinner than a human hair strand. This new measuring method for miniscule objects is expected to lead to cheaper and more precise sensors for the usage in various areas, such as gas detection and medical research. Hassan Askari, a