Researchers build one-atom-thick silicene transistor

By Shawn Knight · 6 replies
Feb 5, 2015
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  1. Graphene has been heralded as the successor to the modern-day silicon that powers our electronics but don't count the venerable material out just yet. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have managed to create...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,875   +1,206

    Overthrow it as what? The most hyped up material that we read about on Techspot? Until they can make something out it, it's all just an interesting read.

    Show me the money, Jerry!
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,405   +3,417

    Aluminum is a poor conductor, it is less conductive than copper. Seems to me using aluminum is part of their conductance problem. Just a thought, I could be and most likely I am wrong.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,268

    It's an interesting read. If it ever makes it to commercialism it'll be decades in the making.
  5. ichigo

    ichigo TS Rookie

    they used aluminum oxide to cover the silicene so it will protect it from oxygen. the probs were made of silver, which is a quite good conductor :)
  6. Sounds like a bandwidth issue also at one atom thickness
  7. ramses2001

    ramses2001 TS Rookie

    Maybe they used aluminum oxide as a insulator. anyway seems they didn't find out results as expected but it's a good start

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