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Researchers Discover a Potential On-off Switch For Nanoelectronics
March 3, 2009
Berkeley Lab researchers have shown that electrical resistance through a molecular junction--a nanometer scale circuit element that contacts gold atoms with a single molecule--can be turned "on" and "off" simply by pushing and pulling the junction. This feature has potential for being used as a switch in future nanoscale electronic devices.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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