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Piezoelectric Nanowires Allow Electrical Signals to Be Produced From Mechanical Actions
July 25, 2011
Taking advantage of the unique properties of zinc oxide nanowires, researchers have demonstrated a new type of piezoelectric resistive switching device in which the write-read access of memory cells is controlled by electromechanical modulation.
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
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