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IBM Uses DNA Origami to Build Tiny Chips

Posted 17 Aug 2009 at 22:13 UTC by steve Share This

An IBM news release describes the results of their research into using DNA origami structures, combining traditional lithographic patterning with self-assembling molecules, to produce chips smaller than now possible with state of the art 22nm lithography. The little DNA-bots can act as scaffolding for precise assembly of new types of transistors that employ carbon nanotubes, carbon nanowires, and silicon nanowires. It is hoped this new technology will allow computers (and robots) to keep pace with Moore's Law, continuing to become smaller and faster.

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