UCI engineers have designed a new protocol for the synthesis of technology materials that uses electrospinning to draw polymers into ~5nm carbon nanowires.
·Creation of ~5nm carbon nanowires
·This new method can synthesize 5nm wires which can then be integrated onto desired substrates
·Not wavelength limited
The advancement of technology has been accompanied by a steady decrease in the size of materials used. Unfortunately, current methods are unable to produce materials such as carbon nanowires under 5nm including lithography. A new synthesis method developed by UCI engineers uses electric force to draw polymer solutions to ~5nm fiber diameters (electrospinning), allowing a new step in technology miniaturization.
Technique has been developed, wires created and tested for conductivity