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Angstrom

A unit of length equivalent to one-one billionth of one meter.
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The Angstroms (above), in their guise as The Davey Jones Crew (right), and Gordon Kelly today (bottom).
To develop an effective gate insulator at a dimension of fewer than 20 angstroms, most industry experts predict the need to develop new materials with a higher dielectric constants (sometimes referred to as high-k materials) that have a higher capacitance for a given thickness.
At low magnification, the researchers saw a terraced surface with steps about 10 angstroms high.
at the meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences, were taken at a wavelength of 6,190 angstroms to seek brightness variations in Neptune's methane atmosphere.
The new yttrium-based superconductors, however, have coherence lengths only a few angstroms in length, making the prospect of tunnel junctions a difficult one.
This RTP nitric oxide technology provides semiconductor manufacturers with a new single-wafer capability for volume production of the critical (50 angstroms or less) gate dielectric layers required for the most advanced logic, DRAM and flash memory devices.
The smallest resolvable feature in these holograms is 400 angstroms, 25 times smaller than the best previous holograms and equal to the resolution of the best X-ray microscopes.
They see it in various colors--Lyman alpha (ultraviolet), 5,330 angstroms (green) and 4,500 angstroms (blue)--but with slightly different ratios of brightness to the supernova at different wave-lengths.
The P-12's ability to accurately measure features below 100 angstroms and roughness below 10 angstroms, with minimal noise, allows these companies to characterize manufacturing processes -- bringing manufacturing on line quickly -- and monitor for optimal performance while in production.
The cartridges utilizing Tera Angstrom technology will be in capacities of 400 gigabytes and higher; Imation expects to deliver multi-terabyte cartridges within the decade.
2 angstrom repeatability at a speed of up to 50 test points per second, allowing for full surface texture characterization of a hard disk in less than two minutes.