Monday December 26, 2016

The World's Smallest Diamonds Used To Make Self-Assembling Nanowires

Scientists at Stanford University and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a way to use the world's smallest diamonds to make self-assembling nanowires. Now, I'm not saying that this technology will be used by robots in the future to KILL US ALL, but dude's quote below sure makes you wonder.

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"What we have shown here is that we can make tiny, conductive wires of the smallest possible size that essentially assemble themselves," said Hao Yan, a Stanford postdoctoral researcher and lead author of the paper. "The process is a simple, one-pot synthesis. You dump the ingredients together and you can get results in half an hour. It’s almost as if the diamondoids know where they want to go."