Klimeck research group collaborates with experimental group in Australia to create the smallest silicon nanowire

Professor Gerhard Klimeck
The smallest wires ever developed in silicon - just one atom tall and four atoms wide - have been shown by a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales, Melbourne University and Purdue University to have the same current-carrying capability as copper wires.

Klimeck research group collaborates with experimental group in Australia to create the smallest silicon nanowire.  The silicon wire is 1 atom tall and 4 atoms wide and is as conductive as a metal.

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