Nanotechnology is alive and creeping closer in university and industry research labs. Last month's Boston meeting of the Materials Research Society included 91 sessions with the term "nano" somewhere in the title. While most addressed material characteristics and laboratory techniques, two focused on carbon nanotube (CNT) large scale integration (LSI) device interconnections and related issues.
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