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MoS2 Found To Be More Useful Than Silicon For Microchips
2011-12-06 05:53:20

Researchers from the Laboratory of Nanoscale Electronics and Structures (LANES) in Switzerland have discovered that the material molybdenite (MoS2) proves itself to be better for making low-power microchips than silicon, which has been used for decades. MoS2, a naturally occurring material can be used in thinner layers meaning the chips can be made more flexible and use less power. The researchers chose this material for its easy availability. Professor Andras Kis, director of LANES told...

2011-12-05 11:10:12

Surpassing the physical limits of silicon After having revealed the electronic advantages of molybdenite, EPFL researchers have now taken the next definitive step. The Laboratory of Nanoscale Electronics and Structures (LANES) has made a chip, or integrated circuit, confirming that molybdenite can surpass the physical limits of silicon in terms of miniaturization, electricity consumption, and mechanical flexibility. "We have built an initial prototype, putting from two to six serial...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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