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March 8th, 2004

Rock 'n' Roll Down the Tubes

The technical world keeps getting smaller. Eventually the miniaturization of chips will reach dimensions at which individual atoms will have to be manipulated. As components of a quantum computer or nanoelectronics of the future, self-assembled molecular arrangements that look like nanoscopic pea pods-carbon nanotubes filled with spherical fullerene molecules-are seen as promising candidates. The fullerenes themselves can accommodate metal atoms in their cavities.


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