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Hybrid Structures Combine Strengths of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanowires
January 8, 2007
A team of researchers has created hybrid structures that combine the best properties of carbon nanotubes and metal nanowires. The new structures could help overcome some of the key hurdles to using carbon nanotubes in computer chips, displays, sensors and many other electronic devices.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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