Research CommentariesApplied Physics

Nanowires: Small Is Beautiful

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Science  24 Apr 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5363, pp. 545-546
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5363.545

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Future developments in circuit design and magnetic data storage will demand smaller and smaller structures. In his Research Commentary, Fasol reviews recent methods for fabricating metallic and magnetic nanowires. In some cases, the precision of existing technology can be applied to creating tiny wires with useful properties.