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Nanowire Fabricators Earn Their Stripes

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Science  08 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5557, pp. 946-947
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5557.946b

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Three groups have reported creating tiny wires, each of which resembles a stack of pancakes composed of different semiconductors. The new work could open the door to a host of new devices that would boost progress toward long-sought technological goals such as molecular-based computers, quantum computers, and chips that automatically cool themselves.