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Next-generation Nanoelectronics: A Decade of Progress, Coming Advances
May 3, 2012
Nanoelectromechanical switch technology could change the future of electronics. In two recent journal articles, researchers in Northwestern University professor Horacio Espinosa's lab explore the progress and future applications of the burgeoning technology.
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