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New Nano-Method May Help Compress Computer Memory


June 22, 2007

News thumbnail of nanorods and nanowires A team of chemists at Brown University has devised a simple way to control both the size and the composition of iron-platinum nanorods and nanowires. Nanorods with uniform shape and magnetic alignment are one key to the next generation of high-density information storage. Full Story

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