With virtually all electronic equipment today built on complementary metal--oxide--semiconductor (CMOS) technology, there is an urgent need for new materials and circuit architecture designs compatible with this engineering process, as the technology industry nears physical scalability limits of the silicon transistor
The carbon nanotubes form the core of a transistor device that will work in a fashion similar to the current silicon transistor
, but will be better performing.
First, with a current density 4-5 times higher than a silicon transistor
, this SIC transistor is a very interesting economical solution.
id=2757) company claim ed that its 90nm Silicon Integrated Nanophotonics technology is capable of integrating fabricated photo-detector and the modulator side-by-side with the silicon transistor
Analysts have called it one of the most significant developments in silicon transistor
design since the integrated circuit was invented in the 1950s.
While silicon transistor
technology has become cheaper, denser and more efficient, fundamental physical limitations suggest this path of conventional scaling is unsustainable.
The team showed that a benzene molecule attached to gold contacts could behave just like a silicon transistor
NanoGram's silicon inks are designed to fulfill a need within the printed electronics toolkit - that of a printable semiconductor capable of exceeding incumbent silicon transistor
There are similarities with the old silicon chip and the amorphous silicon transistor
array on the back of an LCD display today.
The result was carbon nanotube transistors with more than twice the trans-conductance of experimental silicon transistor
devices, which are, in turn, faster than their commercial cousins.
Says Adams, there are countless amazing reasons for doing something so seemingly impossible: "just as antibiotics, the silicon transistor
and plastics affected nearly every aspect of society in the 20th century, nanotechnology is likely to have profound influences in the 21st century.
Many do not realize that there are more silicon transistor
chips (6 billion) in objects other than computers and that Tim Berner-Lee's vision of the World Wide Web as "about anything being potentially connected with anything" is becoming a reality.