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Stanford Engineers Perfecting Carbon Nanotubes for Highly Energy-efficient Computing

June 12, 2012

image showing carbon nanotube transistors Carbon nanotubes represent a significant departure from traditional silicon technologies and offer a promising path to solving the challenge of energy efficiency in computer circuits, but they aren't without challenges. Now, engineers at Stanford University have found ways around the challenges to produce the first full-wafer digital logic structures based on carbon nanotubes. Full Story

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