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United States Patent

5,802,937
September 8, 1998
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Los Alamos National Laboratory - Visit the Technology Transfer Division Website
There is provided an apparatus for machining surfaces to accuracies within the nanometer range by use of electrical current flow through the contact of the cutting tool with the workpiece as a feedback signal to control depth of cut.
Day; Robert Dean (Los Alamos, NM), Foreman; Larry R. (Los Alamos, NM), Hatch; Douglas J. (Los Alamos, NM), Meadows; Mark S. (Boston, MA)
The Regents of The University of Calif. (Oakland, CA)
08/ 507,628
July 26, 1995
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.