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March 8th, 2005

Nanotubes boost molecular devices

Abstract:
Researchers from Stanford University have constructed an extremely small transistor from a pair of single-walled carbon nanotubes and organic molecules. A single-walled carbon nanotubes is a rolled-up sheet of carbon atoms.

The transistor is two nanometers wide and regulates electric current through a channel that is just one to three nanometers long. Today's computer chips sport millions of transistors that have 90-nanometer channels.

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