(Stanford School of Engineering) As circuit interconnects shrink to nanoscale, will the pressure caused by thermal expansion when current flows through wires cause gold to behave more like a liquid than a solid — making nanoelectronics unreliable? Fortunately, research suggests that chip designers can continue to put their faith in gold.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/ssoe-aes032620.php