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Nanoglue could be used to fabricate computer chips

by Laura Domela

March 06, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Engineers at the University of California (UC) Davis have invented a so-called nanoglue that could be used in microchip fabrication.

Conventional glues form a thick layer between two surfaces. Prof Tingrui Pan’s nanoglue, which conducts heat and can be printed, or applied in patterns, forms a layer the thickness of only a few molecules.

According to a statement, the nanoglue is based on a transparent, flexible material called polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), which, when peeled off a smooth surface, usually leaves behind an ultra-thin, sticky residue that researchers had mostly regarded as a nuisance. 
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