Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Technology news

I've found a curious article at the EE Times Europe (a nice journal, by the way). The title is "Graphene transistor to rival silicon, say researchers". Some researchers at the University of Manchester and at the Max Planck Institute claim that they have developed a transistor that is 1 atom thin. Read the full story at the link above, but I've loved the last sentence: "Professor Geim indicated graphene based circuits would not come of age before 2025 and till then silicon based devices would predominate.". This is long-term research... Now, seriously, what they are developing, if it can be used industrialy, will be a revolution, bringing single electron devices to life. However, we shall have to wait 18 years more.

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