MBE deserves a place in the history books.

  title={MBE deserves a place in the history books.},
  author={W. Patrick Mccray},
  journal={Nature nanotechnology},
  volume={2 5},
  • W. Mccray
  • Published 1 May 2007
  • Materials Science
  • Nature nanotechnology
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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