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August 28th, 2007

Molecules line up to make the tiniest of wires

Abstract:
As technology shrinks, the computer industry is facing the complex challenge of finding ways to manufacture the minuscule components necessary.

"Computer chips are constantly getting smaller and smaller. There's an unrelenting decrease in size. And the question arises, how do you wire these things in?" said Jillian Buriak, University of Alberta chemistry professor and senior research officer at the National Institute for Nanotechnology. "If you're going to make something on the order of 22 or even 18 nanometres, then you'd better have a plug that's about that size, too."

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