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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Instruments of Commerce and Knowledge: Probe Microscopy, 1980-2000

Cyrus C. M. Mody

NBER Working Paper No. 12700
Issued in November 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

The author thanks Mike Lynch, Arthur Daemmrich, Steve Shapin, Phil Scranton, and John Staudenmaier for their advice and encouragement on various drafts of this paper. Audiences at Arizona State, the American Sociological Association, and the Chemical Heritage Foundation also provided useful comments. This work was made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation, the IEEE History Center, and the National Bureau of Economic Research, as well as by the generous cooperation of my interviewees. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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