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Nanotechnology Research Paves the Way to Ever Smaller Electronic Devices
May 14, 2009
Drexel University researchers and their colleagues are one step closer to making personal electronic devices even smaller. Pioneering studies there demonstrate that it is possible to manipulate carbon nanotubes in a manner that could allow researchers to furnish them with multiple transistors, a difficult task that, to date, has not been successfully achieved; but one that is necessary for future miniaturization of electronic devices.
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