Stalactite Meets Stalagmite

Optical antennas - Stalactite Meets Stalagmite
Scientists measure the electrical properties of individual nanowires (green) by manipulating and positioning a conductive tip (blue). 

Scientists have now managed to measure key electrical properties of individual nanowires (green) by manipulating and positioning a conductive tip (blue). Nanowires could one day be used create novel, ultra-tiny electrical devices. 

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Reporters may freely use this image. Credit format: Image courtesy of François Léonard, Sandia National Laboratories (2011).