Scientists at Penn State have discovered an effective and precise way to make ultraminiature metal wires in very close proximity to each other. Their work—important because nanoscale construction methods have been limited to structures with larger, less controlled spacings—is expected to be useful in the effort to further miniaturize electronic and opto-electronic devices used for circuits, high-density data storage, and sensors. In addition, their work is expected to serve as a testbed in the rapidly developing field of molecular electronics.
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