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Researchers create a wire 4 atoms wide, 1 atom tall

Post  Jackie (Admin) on Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:04 pm


"Posted: Jan 5th, 2012
Researchers create a wire 4 atoms wide, 1 atom tall

(Nanowerk News) The smallest wires ever developed in silicon - just one atom tall and four atoms wide - have been shown by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales, Melbourne University and Purdue University to have the same current-carrying capability as copper wires.
Experiments and atom-by-atom supercomputer models of the wires have found that the wires maintain a low capacity for resistance despite being more than 20 times thinner than conventional copper wires in microprocessors..."

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