Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Pursuit of a small tech building block goes down to the nanowire

January 19th, 2004

Pursuit of a small tech building block goes down to the nanowire

When is a wire more than a wire? When you add the "nano" prefix, of course. On one level, "nanowire" is a literal term: a channel for electrons or photons no wider than a few thousand atoms. As electronic components shrink closer to the size of biological cells or molecules, such wires may eventually need to replace the strands of metal that interconnect circuits today.


Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Possible Futures

Nanosciences: Genes on the rack October 21st, 2016

Physicists use lasers to capture first snapshots of rapid chemical bonds breaking October 21st, 2016

Nanoparticle vaccinates mice against dengue fever October 21st, 2016

New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies: Stanford, Oxford team creates high-efficiency tandem cells October 21st, 2016


Editorial: Choices for Congress September 9th, 2010

Stephen Hawking - 'Don't Talk to Aliens' April 26th, 2010

Itís about damn time: Medvedev bans nanodemocracy April 15th, 2010

Savor maple syrup time in Ohio: Travel in 3s February 20th, 2010

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project