An apparatus for maintaining components in neural network formed utilizing nanotechnology is described herein. A connection gap can be formed between two terminals. A solution comprising a melting point at approximately room temperature can be provided, wherein the solution is maintained in the connection gap and comprises a plurality of nanoparticles forming nanoconnections thereof having connection strengths thereof, wherein the solution and the connection gap are adapted for use with a neural network formed utilizing nanotechnology, such when power is removed from the neural network, the solution freezes, thereby locking into place the connection strengths.