Nanoglue, self assembled layers for connecting two objects, could help make extremely tiny computer chips. The organic-based nanolayers are about a 1,000 times thinner than the thinnest organic-based glues. The glue has a backbone of carbon molecules. On one end of the chain is silica and oxygen, and on the other end is sulfur. These different-end molecules act as hooks that bind with other surfaces.
Ramanath topped off the chain with a thin layer of copper that acts as a protective coating to help keep the molecules intact.