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Nanotubes can solder themselves, markedly improving device performance
November 25, 2013
University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to heal gaps in wires too small for even the world's tiniest soldering iron. Junctions between nanotubes have high resistance, slowing down the current and creating hotspots. The researchers use these hot spots to trigger a local chemical reaction that deposits metal that nano-solders the junctions.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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