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Keeping it cool: a laser delicately carves up a crystal without heating

Patterns inscribed on the surface of (trans-azo)(dioxane) co-crystals using a laboratory laser set-up.

A green laser can inscribe a notch or a staircase pattern in a minuscule crystal. Credit: T. H. Borchers et al. Nature Chem. https://doi.org/hpfn (2022).

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Nature 604, 220 (2022)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-00958-y

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  1. Borchers, T. H. et al. Nature Chem. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-022-00909-0 (2022).

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