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January 14th, 2007

Birck Nanotechnology Center making strides

For more than three decades, microchips have grown faster and faster largely because circuits have become smaller and smaller.

But unless scientists find a way to keep the intricate electronics from overheating, that progress will hit a limit, says Baratunde Cola, a Purdue University graduate student.

In search of a solution, scientists have begun to look at carbon nanotubes, structures that are extraordinary both for their ability to conduct heat and for being thousands of times narrower than a human hair.


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