Guided growth of nanowires leads to self-integrated circuits

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.

Self-healing circuits fix themselves after damage

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.

New pen writes electrical circuits

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.