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Stanford Engineers Perfecting Carbon Nanotubes for Highly Energy-efficient Computing
June 12, 2012
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.
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