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Findings Suggest Nanowires Ideal for Electronics Manufacturing

November 13, 2008

tiny silicon nanowires Researchers have discovered that tiny structures, called silicon nanowires, might be ideal for manufacturing in future computers and consumer electronics because they form the same way every time. Full Story

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