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Researchers Create New Class of Piezoelectric Logic Devices Using Zinc Oxide Nanowires

September 1, 2010

researcher manipulates and measures nanodevices Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electronic logic device in which current is switched by an electric field generated by the application of mechanical strain to zinc oxide nanowires. Full Story

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