MTL News Archives for 2010

Straining Forward

January 6, 2010

Nanowires made of 'strained silicon' -- silicon whose atoms have been pried slightly apart -- show how to keep increases in computer power coming.


Five different test structures feature stacks of nanowires with different numbers of levels. The bottom structure has only one level; the top structure has five. Images: Judy Hoyt, Pouya Hashemi and Leonardo Gomez

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