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May 23rd, 2005

Nanowires That Could Fuel Molecular Technology

Abstract:
Before nanotechnology can deliver on its promise of molecular-sized machinery and super-charged computer chips, scientists must still produce the most basic of components: nano-sized wire.

But if chemistry professors at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) are successful, they could help turn the concept of nanotechnology into reality. Chemistry professors Dennis Bennett and Wilfred Tysoe have been working on building insulating, highly conductive "nanowires," the necessary first step in developing circuitry at the atomic scale.

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