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March 31st, 2006

Nano-welding could join molecular devices

Abstract:
A nanoscale welding technique has been developed by sparking high-temperature chemical reactions inside “nanopores”. The technique could ultimately be used to weld together nanoscale components and could also lend itself to nanoscopic chemistry experiments, say the researchers.

"Instead of just making a wire or a tube like lots of nanotechnology projects, we wanted to actually try and do some chemistry," says Christiaan Richter of Northeastern University.

Source:
newscientist.com

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