Commentary


Nature Nanotechnology 2, 259 - 261 (2007)
doi:10.1038/nnano.2007.121

Subject Category: Ethical, legal and other societal issues

MBE deserves a place in the history books

W. Patrick McCray1

  1. W. Patrick McCray is at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA. e-mail: pmccray@cns.ucsb.edu


Molecular beam epitaxy is widely used in research and industry to make semiconductor devices and structures. However, despite its ability to control matter with near-atomic precision, the technique is overlooked in most histories of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

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