"SILICON GUNPOWDER: to power nanoscale robots"
Michael Sailor describes his accidental discovery of a silicon form of "gunpowder" that is pointing the way toward integrating nanoscale explosives onto silicon chips, a technology that might provide microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) with a means for rocket propulsion.
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Story in EE Times: http://eet.com/story/OEG20020122S0070