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Nano-scale electronic component formed from buckyballs and diamondoids

As technology advances, so does it shrink. A research team, which included scientists from Stanford University, Belgium, Germany and Ukraine, reported in Nature Communications that they had discovered a way to make a new type of electronic component at a molecular scale.

This component, called a rectifier, is used to regulate the direction of current in a circuit. By combining the electron-grabbing power of buckyballs and the electron emitting power of a diamondoid, researchers are able to realistically create functioning nano circuits with potential uses in computing.

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