Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Engineers revolutionize nano-device fabrication using amorphous metals

Various parts (nano-molds, nano-wires, gears, membrane, scalpels, and tweezers) fabricated by molding metallic glass over wide range of length scales -- from 13 nm to several millimeters. (Credit: Kumar/Schroers(Yale)) 

Engineers have created a process that may revolutionize the manufacture of nano-devices from computer chips to biomedical sensors by exploiting a novel type of metal. The material can be molded like plastics to create features at the nanoscale and yet is more durable and stronger than silicon or steel.

Engineers Revolutionize Nano-device Fabrication Using Amorphous Metals

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