Latest Transistor Stories

2012-02-02 18:00:36

In a paper published this week in Science, a Manchester team lead by Nobel laureates Professor Andre Geim and Professor Konstantin Novoselov has literally opened a third dimension in graphene research. Their research shows a transistor that may prove the missing link for graphene to become the next silicon. Graphene — one atomic plane of carbon — is a remarkable material with endless unique properties, from electronic to chemical and from optical to mechanical. One of many...

2012-01-23 13:26:12

Physicists at the University of New South Wales have observed a new kind of interaction that can arise between electrons in a single-atom silicon transistor. The findings, to be published this week in the journal Physical Review Letters, offer a more complete understanding of the mechanisms for electron transport in nanostructures at the atomic level. "We have been able to study some of the most complicated transport mechanisms that can arise up to the single atom level," says lead...

2011-12-06 23:47:51

Researchers from Purdue and Harvard universities have created a new type of transistor made from a material that could replace silicon and have a 3-D structure instead of conventional flat computer chips. The approach could enable engineers to build faster, more compact and efficient integrated circuits and lighter laptops that generate less heat than today's. The transistors contain tiny nanowires made not of silicon, like conventional transistors, but from a material called...

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...

Latest Transistor Reference Libraries

2010-11-19 17:38:17

A transistor, made of a solid piece of semiconductor material, is a semiconductor device used to amplify and switch electronic signals. It has at least three terminals for connection to an external circuit. A voltage or current applied to one pair of transistor's terminals changes the current flowing through another pair of terminals. The transistor amplifies the signal since the controlled power can be much more than the controlling power. The transistor is a fundamental building block of...

2010-09-02 16:42:23

A chip, also known as an integrated circuit, is a miniaturized electronic circuit consisting mainly of semiconductor devices and passive components, that has been manufactured in the surface of a thin substrate of semiconductor material. There are many different types of chips: microcircuit, microchip, silicon chip, etc. Integrated circuits are regularly used in present-day electronic equipment and have modernized the world of electronics. Computers, cellular phones, and other electronic...

2005-05-26 10:53:59

Germanium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ge and atomic number 32. This is a lustrous, hard, silver-white, metalloid that is chemically similar to tin. Germanium forms a large number of organometallic compounds and is an important semiconductor material used in transistors. Notable characteristics Germanium is a hard, grayish-white element that has a metallic luster and the same crystal structure as diamond. In addition, it is important to note that...

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