Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology
May 17, 2007
Nanoglue could be used for smaller computer chips
Nanoglue, self assembled layers for connecting two objects, could help make extremely tiny computer chips.
The organic-based nanolayers are about a 1,000 times thinner than the thinnest organic-based glues. The glue has a backbone of carbon molecules. On one end of the chain is silica and oxygen, and on the other end is sulfur. These different-end molecules act as hooks that bind with other surfaces.
Ramanath topped off the chain with a thin layer of copper that acts as a protective coating to help keep the molecules intact.
This is a follow up to this article on the nanoglue
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