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(ITV)   Cambridge scientists develop technology which could simultaneously revolutionize the power industry, the communications industry, and the meth fundraising industry   ( divider line
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2013-06-27 07:44:36 PM  
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Hollie Maea: A lot more information:">http://www.nanowerk. com/news2/newsid=31062.php

The conductivity is still lower than Copper.  However, that's only because of the contact resistance between nanowires.  The nanowires themselves have much much higher conductivity than Copper or even Silver.  So if they can make them longer, or otherwise reduce the contact resistance between them, there is a huge upside.  Not there yet, but sounds pretty sweet.

Hrm! ... My current work, while admittedly more with gold nanospehres, aims to add another tool to the nanotech/nanophysics toolbox-namely, directed self-assembly.

I have to wonder, if we can get it to work, if that could be applied here.... Wait bah that requires using organic molcules to coat the things. That'd fark up the resistivity.Though I suppose you could run a high enough current to burn it off and melt the gold once everything was in place...
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