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2009-03-04 09:32:12

As electronic circuits shrink from finely etched lines in silicon wafers to nearly elusive proportions, researchers are studying how electrons flow through a molecular junction-a nanometer scale circuit element that contacts gold atoms with a single molecule.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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