News tagged ‘silicon’

Monday, 29 Oct 2012

IBM Reports Breakthrough in Carbon Nanotube Chip Technology

IBM Reports Breakthrough in Carbon Nanotube Chip Technology

Scientists at IBM Research have reported a breakthrough in carbon nanotube technology, allowing them to arrange the nanotubes 100 times more densely than earlier methods

Thursday, 2 Feb 2012

Molybdenite - the New Semiconductor Material?

Molybdenite - the New Semiconductor Material?

Researchers from Switzerland have reportedly discovered a way to use molybdenite to make semiconductor transistors that are free of silicon, the traditional material used in semiconductors. Molybdenite is touted as an alternative material to overcome the miniaturization limits of silicon.

Thursday, 17 Nov 2011

Scientists' Claim They Are Able to Turn Hydrogen into Metal

Scientists' Claim They Are Able to Turn Hydrogen into Metal

Two researchers at the Max-Plancl Institute claim to have coaxed hydrogen, an alkali metal, into displaying metallic properties. Meaning the search for room temperature superconductors may soon be over.

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