Now a nanoscale thermometer

  • For decades scientists faced challenges in measuring the temperatures of objects accurately at the nanoscale. However, scientists in Switzerland have now come up with a breakthrough technique. The need for precise temperature measurement of nano and micro sized objects had been felt for a long time. The invention is still in the patent pending phase. A normal thermometer measures the temperature by coming in touch with the sample as used to measure our body temperature but measuring the temperature of an individual virus with the same thermometer tends to disturb the virus’ temperature. Scientists have invented a single scan no-equilibrium contact technique to measure the temperature of nanoscopic objects.