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July 22nd, 2004

Nanotechnology makes the right connections

The new field of nanotechnology can now produce wires with diameters a scant few hundreds of millionths of an inch in diameter, a hundred or so atoms across. You can't even see wires that small; you need a sophisticated electron microscope. In a basement laboratory at Harvard University, Charles Lieber and his students have solved this problem. They have taken the first step toward making chips with billions instead of millions of components, nanoelectronics instead of microelectronics.

Harvard Gazette

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