Wires 10,000 Times Thinner Than Hair to Usher in New Computer Era

Wires 10,000 Times Thinner Than Hair to Usher in New Computer Era

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microchip circuit - photo by Zephyris -cc licenseScientists said Thursday they have designed tiny wires, 10,000 times thinner than a human hair but with the same electrical capacity as copper, in a major step toward building smaller, more potent computers, ushering in the quantum computing age.

The advance, described in the US journal Science, shows for the first time that wires one atom tall and four atoms wide can carry a charge as well as conventional wires.

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