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2010-04-06 13:44:46

Atoms spiral toward a charged carbon nanotube under dramatic acceleration before splitting apart Physicists at Harvard University have found that a high-voltage nanotube can cause cold atoms to spiral inward under dramatic acceleration before disintegrating violently. Their experiments, the first to demonstrate something akin to a black hole at atomic scale, are described in the current issue of the journal Physical Review Letters. "On a scale of nanometers, we create an inexorable and...