Thursday February 05, 2015

Atom-Thin Transistor Silicene Makes Its Debut

A transistor that is thinner than an atom sounds great until you realize it degrades in about sixty seconds.

Although the device’s performance is modest, and its lifetime measured in mere minutes, this proof of concept has already been causing a stir at conferences, says Deji Akinwande, a nanoآ­materials researcher at the University of Texas at Austin who helped to make the transistor.

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