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May 5th, 2008

Researchers produce 3-D nanotube circuits

Abstract:
A team of researchers at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, has succeeded in producing hyperfine 3-D circuits using carbon nanotubes, it was learned Sunday.

The team led by Kenji Hata released their findings in the on-line version of the May 4 issue of Nature Nanotechnology.

The discovery is expected to help reduce the size of integrated circuits and allow the development of highly sophisticated sensors, the researchers said.

The researchers synthesized nanotubes by blowing carbon gas that had been heated to about 800 C over a silicon board.

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