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New Nano Techniques Integrate Electron Gas-producing Oxides with Silicon


October 19, 2010

chemistry graphic Chang-Beom Eom's team can "draw" lines of electrons in a gas to form conducting nanowires.  The researchers also can "erase" those lines to take away conductivity in a region of the gas.  This new method could be applied to nanoelectronic devices, such as next-generation memory or tiny transistors, making our electronic devices even smaller. Full Story

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