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Vise Squad: Putting the Squeeze on a Crystal Leads to Novel Electronics
May 8, 2009
A clever materials science technique that uses a silicon crystal as a sort of nanoscale vise to squeeze another crystal into a more useful shape may launch a new class of electronic devices that remember their last state even after power is turned off.
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