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New discovery opens door for radical reduction in energy consumed by digital devices
December 15, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.An article released today by the journal Nature Materials describes the first direct observation of a long-hypothesized but elusive phenomenon called "negative capacitance." The work describes a unique reaction of electrical charge to applied voltage in a ferroelectric material that could open the door to a radical reduction in the power consumed by transistors and the devices containing them.Full Story
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