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MBE vs nanotechnology

  1. Jun 4, 2004 #1
    What's the difference between MBE and nanotechnology?
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  3. Jun 5, 2004 #2


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    MBE, molecular beam epitaxy, is a way to control crystal growth to the nano level. It allows for the growth of designer crystals, within fairly strict limits, in two dimensions. Combined with e-beam defined lithography, high resolution etching methods and regrowth techniques, a limited amount of 3D control is possible.

    Nanotechnology is a field of endeavor encompassing any methods for making or applications for using nanometer sized devices.

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