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Molecular Machines Drive Plasmonic Nanoswitches


February 11, 2009

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Plasmonics--a possible replacement for current computing approaches--may pave the way for the next generation of computers that operate faster and store more information than electronically-based systems, and are smaller than optically-based systems, according to a Penn State engineer who has developed a plasmonic switch. Full Story

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