back to article Boffins peg co-polymers for cheap chip construction

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a potential chip-making technique that is the molecular equivalent of Doodles for Fun, a 1970s toy which kids used to make pictures by stretching coloured rubber bands on a pegged board. The MIT team's pegs are silicon posts etched onto a chip using a …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    I for one welcome our new...

    Complex self-assembled pattern using sparse commensurate template with locally varying motif....overlords.

  2. Winston Smith

    mutually repelling, but attached to each other

    So then, the real breakthrough is that they've invented marriage for molecules?

  3. ian 22

    "Lower wavelengths"

    Interesting perspective, however I think you meant "shorter wavelengths".

    Illuminating article!

  4. blackworx
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    And Moore's Law

    braces itself for another punt into the long grass

  5. I. Aproveofitspendingonspecificprojects 1


    It's like going back to the start.

    You could draw a circuit on a piece of card with a graphite pencil. Connect the ends with battery and you have a circuit board.

    Take a photo of a complex drawing and add a few gadgets and print in silver. A pcb fore runner.

    Now the stuff is reverting to type with micro micro circuitry.

    Next: Do it in diamonds. Well done whoever thought of that one.

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