The possibility of using an intense laser beam to focus a molecular beam onto a surface to create nanowires was explored. The effects of spherical and chromatic aberration and laser mode structure on the focusing properties of the molecular lens were examined. It was shown that with a grazing angle of incidence between the laser and molecular beams, it is possible to use available technology to create wires <50nm wide and >100μm long with a 100 W continuous wave laser.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)