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A crystalline silicon string played with hours-long sustain

When you tension a guitar string, you change its resonant frequencies and tune the pitch of the notes you can play on it. Similarly, a nanoscale string will perform faster oscillations (in the radiofrequency, megahertz band) by increasing the tension. However, when the aspect ratio... click to read more

  • Alberto Beccari | Doctoral student at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)
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published on Feb 17, 2023