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How the doors to the nanoworld were opened

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The invention of the scanning tunnelling microscope 25 years ago, followed by the arrival of the atomic force microscope five years later, were crucial events in the history of nanoscience and nanotechnology. As the recent International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology in Basel made clear, scanning probe microscopes based on these discoveries are still having a tremendous impact on many areas of research.

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  1. Christoph Gerber and Hans Peter Lang are at the National Competence Center for Research in Nanoscale Science, Institute of Physics, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 82, 4056 Basel, Switzerland. Christoph.Gerber@unibas.ch

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