The chip in this chip, called a nanomaterial, uses a laser to emit electrons that are trapped in a metal wire.
This electron beam can be manipulated to shape the material, which could allow a device to bend, deform, or even create a new kind of material out of thin air.
In a research paper published in ACS Nano, a group of researchers describes how the device works, and the work that went into making it.
The Nanomaterials Lab at the University of Waterloo in Canada has developed a nanoscale chip that is capable of bending and moving in any direction.
In particular, the nanoscales can bend, or move, to the point of breaking down into two identical layers of wire, or two identical nanomagnets, and create three-dimensional structures.
A single nanomagnetic sheet is composed of three layers: one layer of wire and one layer from a nanometer to a millionth of a meter, the researchers explain.
The team has previously shown that the same nanomagnet can be made to form a two-dimensional structure, which the researchers call a three-layer structure.
This research was the first to demonstrate a nanocomagnet-like structure for a single nanometer-sized sheet of metal.
But this nanomembrane has a wider range of uses.
The researchers suggest that its ability to bend could allow devices to bend more efficiently and deform less.
The nanomomagnets can also be used to make semiconducting materials, like metal.
The new work also shows that the nanomimetic sheets can be stacked in a single layer, which would be the most efficient way to make a multi-layered electronic device.