Want to Build a Nanobot? This New Shrinking Technique Could Help

Want to Build a Nanobot? This New Shrinking Technique Could Help

Image Credit: Illustration by Abigail Malate , American Institute of PhysicsResearchers from MIT have come up with a new way to fabricate nanoscale structures using an innovative \"shrinking\" technique. Similar to how one can more easily fit many details in Shrinky Dink drawings before they are miniaturized, the researchers were able to more easily create delicate nanostructures by making much larger versions first. They also created another design that used the shrinking process itself to assemble a more complex structure. According to the researchers , the technique could be used to build nanostructures out of virtually anything, even \"a piece of DNA.\" They published their findings online Thursday in the journal

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