Branching Out: Semiconducting nanotrees could boost electronics

12:01pm, May 19, 2004

Future electronic devices could contain forests of nanoscale trees, suggests a new study by researchers in Sweden. The research builds on work with semiconducting nanowires that are being developed in many laboratories for applications ranging from computer circuits to biomedical sensors (SN: 2/9/02, p. 83: Circuitry in a nanowire: Novel growth method may transform chips). Devices made from versatile nanowires could be faster and more powerful than today's electronic gadgetry.

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