Swiss scientists combine 3D printing and electroplating to create molecular beam-splitter

Swiss scientists combine 3D printing and electroplating to create molecular beam-splitter

A team of scientists from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has developed a novel device that combines 3D printing and electroplating to split beams of molecules. The device uses high-voltage electrodes to control the motion of the molecules inside a vacuum. The innovative process, developed by Sean Gordon and Andreas Osterwalder at EPFL’s Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, was recently described in a paper published in Physical Review Applied, and offers an advantageous alternative to existing beam-splitting devices. According to the scientists, their new fabrication method, which uses 3D printing and electroplating, allows for more complex […]

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