Phys. Rev. Focus26, 7 (2010) – Published August 13, 2010
The combination of stress and corrosion that can prove deadly in bridges and other structures also allows silicon to be sliced with the nanometer-scale precision required for the latest computer chips, according to simulations.
A little-known and subtle optical effect in combination with state-of-the-art pulsed laser techniques holds considerable promise as a sensitive way to study physical properties (including spin phenomena) in nanometer scale structures.