Researchers working with tiny components in nanoelectronics face a challenge similar to that of parents of small children: teaching them to manage on their own. The nano-components are so small that arranging them with external tools is impossible. The only solution is to create conditions in which they can be “trusted” to assemble themselves.
University of Illinois engineers have developed a way of automatically restoring electrical conductivity to a cracked circuit in less time than it takes to blink.
There's a new way to create electric circuits that could be key to the creation of disposable electronic devices: write them with a pen.