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Calvin F. Quate (1923–2019)

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Science  23 Aug 2019:
Vol. 365, Issue 6455, pp. 760
DOI: 10.1126/science.aay9386

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Calvin (“Cal”) Forrest Quate, a pioneer in nanoscience and inventor of new forms of microscopy, passed away on 6 July 2019. He was 95. Cal was always on the lookout for science's practical applications. His inquisitive and inventive mind led to important advances in disparate fields ranging from electron beam interactions in microwave devices to high-resolution acoustical imaging. He is best known today for his role in developing the atomic force microscope (AFM), now an indispensable nanoscience tool.

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