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  • Engineers roll up their sleeves - and then do same with inductors

    Illinois researchers developed a new design paradigm for inductors. Processed while flat, the inductors then roll up on their own, taking up much less space on a chip.

    Illinois researchers developed a new design paradigm for inductors. Processed while flat, the inductors then roll up on their own, taking up much less space on a chip.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Xiuling Li, call 217-265-6354; email xiuling@illinois.edu.
    The paper, “On-Chip Inductors with Self-Rolled-Up SiNx Nanomembrane Tubes: A Novel Design Platform for Extreme Miniaturization,” is available online.