The nanoguitar is one of many nanodevices, some of which are designed to replace larger, more conventional, electronic components. The researchers hope that circuits containing nanodevices will be smaller, cheaper and more energy-efficient.
Most of the nanodevices don't look like ordinary instruments, but some of the funkier ones are shaped like harps, bells, xylophones, drums and guitars.
|Top left to right: nanoxylophone and nanodrum.&Bottom left to right: nanopaddle and broken nanodrum.|
Image: Cornell University