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September 6th, 2005
Nanowire stability depends on surface tension
Researchers at the University of Arizona, US, have investigated why nanowires can become thin and break at temperatures above absolute zero. They believe that energy fluctuations in the wire create a collective motion, or soliton, among the materialís atoms. The solitons propagate from one end of the wire to the other, causing thinning.
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