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Computer Chips Found To Possess Explosive Properties Useful For Chemical Analysis And Nanoscale Sensors

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January 10, 2002
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University Of California - San Diego
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Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that silicon wafers, the raw starting material for computer chips, can be easily made into tiny explosives that might be used one day to chemically analyze samples in the field or serve as power sources for tiny electronic sensors the size of a speck of dust.

Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that silicon wafers, the raw starting material for computer chips, can be easily made into tiny explosives that might be used one day to chemically analyze samples in the field or serve as power sources for tiny electronic sensors the size of a speck of dust.


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University Of California - San Diego. "Computer Chips Found To Possess Explosive Properties Useful For Chemical Analysis And Nanoscale Sensors." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 10 January 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020110074039.htm>.
University Of California - San Diego. (2002, January 10). Computer Chips Found To Possess Explosive Properties Useful For Chemical Analysis And Nanoscale Sensors. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020110074039.htm
University Of California - San Diego. "Computer Chips Found To Possess Explosive Properties Useful For Chemical Analysis And Nanoscale Sensors." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/01/020110074039.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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